Louis CK Winning Grammy Sparks Debate About ‘Cancel Culture’


Talk of “cancel culture” is everywhere in 2022.

There’s barely an interview with a major celebrity that doesn’t involve discussion of the topic, but the events of the weekend have some people wondering: does this really exist?

It all comes after disgraced comedian Louis CK was named Best Comedy Album winner at the Grammys.

CK was charged with several sexual misconduct cases in 2017 and he stopped performing.

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The comedian admitted his misdeeds, which consisted of exposing himself and masturbating in front of several actresses and writers.

“These stories are true,” Louis CK said in a statement at the time, adding, “I hurt my family, my friends, my children and their mother.”

The actor was “cancelled” in 2017Rich Fury/Getty Images

“The power I had over these women was that they looked up to me. And I exercised that power irresponsibly,” he said.

After being ‘cancelled’, CK drew controversy and criticism from many after returning to the stage in 2021 with a nationwide tour.

Now the victory of his comic album, Sincerely, Louis CKprompted social media users to hit out and slam the decision – sparking a debate over ‘cancellation culture’.

“Louis CK, who masturbated in front of women without their consent and then saw his career derailed, just won Best Comedy Album at the Grammys,” journalist David M Perry tweeted.

He added: “We are far from being able to count on sexual misconduct, even in the narrow slice of professional contexts.”

“Louis CK just won a Grammy, in case you’re still crying about cancel culture,” said producer and writer Carina Mackenzie.

“Louis CK just won a whole ass Grammy while you all call Will Smith head or cry about cancel culture. There are no consequences for white cishet men,” a writes columnist Dr. Mia Brett.

CK won Best Comedy AlbumBrad Barket/Getty Images for Peabody

Another said: “Louis CK won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album and the Grammy for Best Rap Song went to Kanye West ‘Jail’ which featured Marilyn Manson.”

They added: “There is nothing like nullifying the culture when men abuse women. If Weinstein wasn’t in jail, he’d probably be making movies again.”

Another said: “Louis CK winning a Grammy is another helpful reminder that despite all the complaints people have about ‘cancel culture’, it actually doesn’t exist in any meaningful way (at least for the wealthy and famous ones).”

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