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Twitter is not happy that comedian Louis C.K. won a Grammy despite his “cancellation” five years ago.
The 54-year-old “Louie” alum got into trouble just when the #MeToo movement started gaining steam as multiple women came forward saying he had masturbated in their presence. Louis C.K. apologized while maintaining that all sexual encounters were consensual.
The Daily Wire originally reported that the comedian said: “At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my d*** without asking first. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your d*** isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them.”
“There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for,” he continued. “And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with. … The hardest regret to live with is what you’ve done to hurt someone else. And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them.”
Ever since the incident and fallout, Louis C.K. has remained mostly out of the spotlight until this surprise Grammy win. He took home “Best Comedy Album” for “Sincerely Louis CK.” Other nominated comics in the same category included Kevin Hart, Nate Bargatze, Lewis Black, Chelsea Handler, and Lavell Crawford.
Twitter followers were not amused that the allegedly “canceled” comedian won such a prestigious award.
“I don’t want to hear anything else about Will Smith now that Louis C.K. not only was nominated but just won an award #GRAMMYs,” one person wrote.
Another agreed, “Louis CK just won a whole a** Grammy while y’all are either calling for Will Smith’s head or crying about cancel culture. There are no consequences for white cishet men.”
Similar sentiments flooded the platform after the official Grammys account shared his win.
“Rewarding the man that makes light of sexual harassment and assault while having allegations levied against him?” one person wrote.
“The Grammys are a great reminder that ‘cancel culture’ doesn’t exist and no white dude has ever been successfully cancelled for anything terrible that they do,” someone else tweeted.
Some people spoke up in defense of the comedian, however, insisting that there were double standards for who got canceled and who didn’t.
“Lol Chris Brown beat the s*** out of Rihanna in 2009 and won a Grammy 3 years later. Save the crocodile tears over Louis CK, you absolute losers,” one person wrote.
After a long hiatus, Louis C.K.’s official website says he’s back on tour and will be visiting multiple European countries this spring. Some of those shows have already sold out.
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