Twitter Claims Cancel Culture Isn’t Real After Louis C.K., Marilyn Manson, Dave Chappelle Get Nominated For Grammys

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  • Louis C.K., Marilyn Manson, and Dave Chappelle have been nominated for awards at the upcoming Grammys.
  • During a recent set at Madison Square Garden, Chappelle reportedly made more jokes about the LGBTQ community.
  • Despite the backlash to his material, Chappelle has not backed down from telling the jokes that he wants to tell.

The Recording Academy announced their 2022 nominations this week, and among the notable nominees are Louis C.K., Marilyn Manson, and Dave Chappelle.

C.K., who receded from the spotlight following revelations of sexual misconduct in 2017, has since resumed live stand-up performances. In August, C.K. even performed at New York City’s Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in front of a massive sign that read “SORRY.” C.K. has now been nominated for Best Comedy Album for “Sincerely Louis CK.”

As for Manson, who is the subject of multiple sexual assault allegations, he’s been nominated for Album of the Year for his guest work on Kanye West’s “Jail, Pt.2” on his latest album Donda.

Finally, there’s Dave Chappelle, who was nominated Best Spoken Word Album for his special “8:46”, which was essentially a lecture/sermon about violence against Black Americans in the wake of the George Floyd protests. Chappelle — who has been the subject of recent backlash due to his jokes about the LGBTQ community in his Netflix special The Closer — being mentioned among the likes of C.K. and Manson, who have both been accused of some serious transgressions, is objectively absurd.

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Following the announcement of the nominations, there were people on social media decrying the fact that the likes of Louis C.K. and Marilyn Manson were nominated.

In response to the backlash the nominations have caused, Recording Academy President and CEO Harvey Mason has said that they “won’t restrict the people who can submit their material for consideration.”

“We won’t restrict the people who can submit their material for consideration. We won’t look back at people’s history, we won’t look at their criminal record, we won’t look at anything other than the legality within our rules of, is this recording for this work-eligible based on date and other criteria. If it is, they can submit for consideration,” Mason said in a statement to The Wrap.

The 2022 Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Monday, January 31.

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