Is the cancel culture canceled? Dave Chappelle is nominated for a Grammy Award despite trans backlash
Critics wonder if the cancel culture died out after Dave Chappelle was nominated for a Grammy Award despite backlash for his comments about transgender people in his Netflix special, The Closer.
The Grammy nominations come just a month after Chappelle faced calls to be rescinded for jokes made in the stand-up special that focused almost entirely on members of the LGBTQ community.
The comedian has courted controversy with his jokes in which he claims “gender is a fact” and criticizes what he says is the thin skin of the trans community.
The jokes were based on earlier observations made by Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who in 2019 said transgender women weren’t actually women and posed a threat to her identity.
His Grammy nomination is for the Netflix special, 8:46, in the category of Best Spoken Word Album.
In the wake of the backlash, LGBTQ activists slammed Chappelle for his jokes about the trans community, and Netflix’s transgender employees staged a strike to protest the streaming service for airing the special.
Chappelle’s upcoming documentary has also been pulled by distributors and invitations to film festivals have been rescinded.
Critics question cancel culture after Marilyn Manson, Dave Chappelle (pictured) and Louis CK were nominated for Grammys despite having already been ‘cancelled’
Several social media users applauded the nominations, mocking the cancel culture — or rather the lack thereof.
Last month, in response to backlash from The Closer, Chappelle posted a one-minute video posted to Instagram, saying, “To the transgender community, I’m more than willing to give you an audience, but you won’t summon me. .” I don’t bend to anyone’s demands, and if you want to meet me, I’m more than willing to do so, but I have certain conditions…’
“First of all, you can’t come if you haven’t watched my special from start to finish. You have to come to a place of my choosing at a time of my choosing, and third, you have to admit that Hannah Gadsby isn’t funny.
‘Am I canceled or not? So let’s go!’ Chappelle shouted at the end of the video.
Marilyn Manson (pictured), who has been accused of sexual and psychological abuse by more than a dozen women, stands to collect the Album of the Year trophy for her work as a star artist and author -composer on Kanye West’s 10th album, Donda
At the same time, other personalities, including Marilyn Manson and Louis CK who have both been accused of sexual harassment, have also been nominated.
Manson was nominated for Album of the Year alongside DaBaby for their work on Kanye West’s album Donda.
Nine months ago, more than a dozen women, including Evan Rachel Wood and Game of Thrones actress Esme Bianco, accused Manson, 52, of sexual assault.
Bianco sued Manson in April, claiming he had abused her since 2007, with the lawsuit alleging she “suffered from deteriorating mental health.”
The entertainer – real name Brian Hugh Warner – has denied all the allegations, saying his relationship was “entirely consensual”.
He quietly married his longtime girlfriend, photographer Lindsay Usich, in the fall of 2020.
The singer made headlines in February when singer Phoebe Bridgers claimed she visited Manson’s home as a teenager, and he referred to a room in her home as “the rape room.”
Another victim claimed he had a small soundproof glass enclosure called Bad Girls’ Room in his West Hollywood apartment that he used to lock up women he dated. Victims claimed he used the space as an “isolation cell, used to psychologically torture women”.
In 2017, Louis CK was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by five women
The Academy also nominated Sincerely Louis from Louis CK for Best Comedy Album, despite the sexual misconduct allegations against the comedian – which he previously admitted were true.
In 2017, Louis CK was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by five women in a New York Times article.
A day after these women came forward, he confirmed the allegations in a statement: “I want to talk about the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt empowered to name themselves and one that did not.
“These stories are true. At the time, I thought to myself that what I was doing was fine because I never showed my cock to a woman without asking her first, which is also true.
“But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your d*** is not a question. It is a difficult situation for them.
The comedian’s reputation has seemingly improved over the past few years as he received a standing ovation during a performance in 2019.
Manson was nominated along with rapper DaBaby (pictured), a co-collaborator on the album, who was also ‘cancelled’ for alleged homophobic remarks
Rapper DaBaby has come under fire for homophobic comments he made in July at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami.
DaBaby, 29, was addressing the crowd during his set when hWe encouraged them to hold their cellphones up in the air – unless they were HIV-positive or gay men who had sex with another man in a parking lot.
He apologized for the comments in an Instagram post that was later deleted. He was also removed from lineups at Governors Ball and Lollapalooza.
The Grammy nominations have caused a stir on social media, mostly from individuals criticizing the existence of cancel culture.
“Louis CK, Dave Chappelle, Kanye, DaBaby and Marilyn Manson are all Grammy nominees today. Still waiting for ‘Cancel Culture’ to be real,’ Jilliam Sederholm tweeted.
“Louis CK is nominated for a Grammy and Mel Gibson is directing Lethal Weapon 5,” Twitter user @donniecash818 wrote. “Being canceled is a myth invented by Fox News to wage the culture war.”
“This cancel culture is really going crazy, isn’t it? I mean Marilyn Manson and Louis CK were even nominated for Grammy’s. Snowflakes ruin everything,’ @DrewDamian added.
The Grammy nominations have caused a stir on social media, mostly from individuals criticizing the existence of cancel culture. However, some people have expressed disappointment with the Academy
However, some people have expressed disappointment with the Academy.
“Marilyn Manson and Louis CK were both nominated for Grammies today. A long time ago I used to keep a running record of all the honors and new jobs given to men who had been publicly accused of sexual abuse, but it took too long and became corrosive to my soul,’ Moira Donegan wrote.
‘Yeah, the Grammy nominations are a bigger joke than usual this year. The fact that Louis CK, Marilyn Manson and DaBaby were all nominated says a lot that A) the #MeToo movement isn’t taken seriously and B) cancel culture doesn’t exist,’ a said user @aidan_whatman.
“Oh fun, Kayne West got new nominations for Chris Brown, Marilyn Manson and DaBaby!” Wait, not fun, I mean terrible. They’re all terrible people and the Grammys are terrible,’ @maxrbever said.