Grammys Chief defends Marilyn Manson and Louis CK’s nominations

Marilyn Manson;  Louis CK

Marilyn Manson; Louis CK
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When the Recording Academy revealed the list of nominees for the Grammy 2022, Marilyn manson, and Louis CK they were among the candidates for an award. CK was nominated for Best Comedy Album and Manson was inducted into Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song for his collaboration with Kanye West on the rapper’s album. Donda.

Both Manson and CK have been accused by several women of sexual misconduct, and Rolling Stone recently published a research article detailing the horrific accusations of numerous women who say they have suffered rape and other forms of physical abuse throughout their relationships with Manson.

The coat reached out to The Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. for comment on these nominations and here was his answer:

“We will not restrict who can submit your material for consideration. We will not look back on people’s history, we will not look at their criminal records, we will see nothing but the legality within our rules of whether this recording for this work is eligible based on date and other criteria. If so, they can submit it for consideration.

What we will control are our stages, our shows, our events, our red carpets. We will take a look at anyone who is asking to be a part of that, asking to be present, and we will make our decisions in that moment. But we are not going to be in the business of restricting people from submitting their work for our voters to decide. ”

It’s puzzling that the Recording Academy has chosen to avoid investigating the “history” and criminal records of artists who have allegedly committed horrible crimes, especially considering that Manson has even been removed from his Loma Vista Records label. in light of the accusations.

IIn case Mason Jr. and anyone else needs a refresher, when Evan Rachel Wood spoke for the first time about her experience with Manson while testifying before the California Senate in support of the Phoenix Act, offered some gruesome details about her alleged experience with the musician:

I worked up the courage to leave several times, but he was calling my house incessantly and threatening to kill himself. On one occasion, I came back to try to defuse the situation, he cornered me in our bedroom and asked me to kneel down. Then he tied my hands and feet. Once I was immobilized, he beat me and shook sensitive parts of my body with a torture device called a violet wand. For him, it was a way of showing my loyalty. The pain was excruciating. I felt like I was leaving my body and a part of me died that day.

The stories of the other women, including game of Thrones actor Esmé Bianco“It also reflects Wood’s accusations.” These Grammy nominations send a clear message: There are no consequences for the actions of abusive men in the music industry.

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