Louis C.K. and Dave Chappelle were both the target of efforts to cancel their careers after controversies. Louis was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017 after years of rumors. He was thrown off of shows, movies he was in were cancelled, and the press ran with stories about C.K.’s alleged inappropriate behavior. Chappelle was chastised for perceived transphobic comments he made in a Netflix comedy special.

Regardless of how hard fans tried to cancel the pair, they are still receiving critical acclaim. Louis got a nomination for Best Comedy Album and Chappelle received a nod for Best Spoken Word Album. TMZ reported on the reaction of fans on Twitter.

C.K. admitted that he exposed himself and masturbated in front of women or while he spoke to them on the phone. The #MeToo movement quickly swept in and caused his professional career to come to a halt. He was making a comeback in 2019, then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, stopping the comedian’s momentum once again.

Chappelle’s comments on his ‘The Closer’ special created furor all over the place. Trans employees at Netflix staged a walkout. Eventually, several other celebrities came to Dave’s defense.

The nominations in the wake of serious controversy may well mark the ineffectiveness of cancel culture. While major efforts were made to destroy the careers of Louis C.K. and Dave Chappelle, they’re still at the forefront of their industries. The recording industry obviously does not see a problem.

Dave Chappelle was even uninvited from his high school, where he was set to help with a fundraiser after students threatened to walk out. While he’s been deemed too controversial for school, the folks handing out award nominations don’t share that notion. We’ll find out more about how they feel when the Grammy Awards go down on January 31, 2022.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a writer for Ringside News and its sister pop-culture news site, Thirsty for News. He’s been a pro wrestling fan since he was old enough to talk, which places his origins as a fan back to WrestleMania 3. If you look closely, you can find him in his teenage form in the crowd during the 1998 King of the Ring and any number of ECW FanCam tapes. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. His writing experience includes work for 247Sports, F4WOnline, and a litany of completely random freelance copywriting and ghostwriting jobs. Michael is working hard every day to bring a little extra to the stories he tells. With a passion for pro wrestling and pop culture, he’s delivering the news with the context it takes to understand it. He believes the world of professional wrestling is one of the most fascinating cultural phenomena of all time and loves to weave together it’s past and present. In his spare time, Michael likes to torture himself as a University of Pittsburgh football fan, sample tasty beers, and pretending to be good at Rocket League.

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