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Controversy: Louis C.K Wins Grammy Award despite “Sexual Misconduct”

The 64th Grammy Awards were hosted in Las Vegas. Awards were given away in 86 categories on a star-studded evening. However, a massive controversy popped up as Louis CK won the Grammy for Sincerely Louis CK.Β 

Before you overthink, it has nothing to do with Will Smith. The American comic won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. Now, he is facing backlash for this win. Let us understand more about the “disgraceful comic”.

About the allegations

Grammy viewers believe that CK’s win isn’t appropriate considering sexual misconduct allegations that were filed against him in 2017. Not only this, the American comic admitted to all these allegations that were made by five women.

Louis CK’s award-winning album Sincerely Louis CK revolves around these allegations wherein he has addressed the accusation. One such allegation includes the fact that he masturbated in front of women without their consent.

Among these women, there were some famous names including comedians, Julia Wolov, Dana Min Goodman, Rebecca Corry, Abby Schachner and an anonymous fifth person. They revealed how Louis masturbated in front of them without their consent. However, American comedian Sarah Silverman accepted that she allowed him to masturbate in front of her.

What did Louis say?

Louis CK accepted all allegations of sexual misconduct. He even addressed these allegations in his award-winning special. Back then, he had a different attitude. Louis said about consent, “It’s kind of like a Negro spiritual,” Β “It’s sort of similar. So to assume that she likes it is like if they heard slaves singing in the field and you’re like, ‘Hey, they’re having a good time out there.”

In a recently released statement, Louis said, “The power I had over these women is that they admired me,” he said in a statement. “And I wielded that power irresponsibly. I have been remorseful of my actions.” However, he was very much open about his sexual misconduct previously.

How are people reacting

Grammy viewers have expressed their anguish towards this award. American Journalist David M Perry tweeted,Β “Louis CK, who masturbated in front of women without consent, then had their careers derailed, just won Best Comedy Album at the Grammys. “We are nowhere close to a reckoning on sexual misconduct, even just in the narrow slice of professional contexts.”

Famous comedian Jen Kirkman who alluded to turning down working with such comedians in a 2015 episode of her “I Seem Fun” podcast, called his win aΒ  β€œkick in the c*nt.” And why not, I think there were other well-deserving candidates like Nate Bargatze.

Many labelled him as a “disgraced comedian”. culture” is just a myth. Another viewer tweeted that “this is proof that cancel culture does not exist”. Now, that is very true. Louis’ win does set a bad example. Some fans connected this incident with Will Smith’s Oscar incident and supported him over CK.

This is not the first time Louis is surrounded by controversy. Previously, the 54-year-old comic mocked survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida during one of his stand-up routines. What do you think about this win? Share your thoughts.

Mallika
I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.
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