(The Hill) – Comedian Louis C.Okay. took house a Grammy award Sunday, sparking a social media backlash because it got here 5 years after accusations of sexual misconduct quickly derailed his profession.
The disgraced comic gained the award for greatest comedy album for his comedy particular, “Sincerely Louis CK,” which poked enjoyable at claims introduced towards C.Okay. by 5 ladies in 2017 — together with allegations that he masturbated in entrance of them.
“Louis CK serially abused women but gets to keep his career and even get a Grammy,” tweeted political strategist Atima Omara.
Moira Donegan, a columnist for The Guardian, famous that the comic’s profession appears to have bounced again.
“I wonder if the careers of the women comedians Louis CK forced to watch him masturbate—who were allegedly threatened by CK’s manager—have recovered from the stigma of coming forward,” she tweeted.
Marlow Stern, an leisure editor for The Daily Beast, tweeted, “So much for “cancel culture!”
C.Okay.’s win comes simply days after actor Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after putting comic Chris Rock.
The Academy mentioned it could nonetheless proceed its disciplinary proceedings towards the Hollywood star.
The Recording Academy, which organized the Grammys, beforehand defended Louis CK’s nomination amid criticism on the time.
“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,” Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason, Jr. advised The Wrap.
“What we will control is our stages, our shows, our events, our red carpets.”