Five years after committing and admitting to sexual misconduct, Louis CK has risen back to the top of the comedy world by winning last night’s grammy award for the best comedy album of 2021. Beating out the likes of Kevin Hart and Chelsea Handler, the announcement came as a surprise to many who were shocked, like we were, that Louis CK is not only still spurting out comedy, but that an album in which he jokes about his own misconduct would find itself finishing above four other nominations at the Grammys.
People were rightfully disturbed that a week after Will Smith's Slap put his Oscar under review, the Grammys would give an award to a comedian guilty of significantly worse.
Hilarious to me that Will Smith had to resign from the Academy & his films are getting put on hold but tonight Louis CK won a Grammy & Jared Leto is presenting an award despite my entire TL talking about him being a sexual predator— Battinson’s Virgin Diaries (@Laura_K_A) April 4, 2022
In what is his ninth comedy album, this special is his first to be released since the scandal, which makes its victory feel even more out of place. It's as if they want us to celebrate his ability to still make a comedy special. Perhaps there should be some new categories for cancelled artists.
Louis C.K. Wins Grammy for First Special Since Sexual Misconduct Allegations https://t.co/DKU9eeYMN0— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 4, 2022
This decision among others has put the awards under serious scrutiny, as people question the ultimate purpose and power of cancel culture.
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.— Alejandra Caraballo ️⚧️ (@Esqueer_) April 4, 2022
There is no such thing as cancel culture when men abuse women. If Weinstein wasn't in jail, he'd probably already be producing movies again.
But as many people are pointing out, perhaps it should not come as a surprise that Louis CK managed to finish first. After all, he has lots of practice.
I wasn't surprised that Louis C.K. beat Chelsea Handler for the Grammy for best comedy album.— Steve Hofstetter (@SteveHofstetter) April 4, 2022
Finishing in front of a woman without her consent is what he does.