Morgan Wallen was smacked with controversy after his usage of the N-word. The singer was banned from the ACM Awards following his 2021 N-word scandal. However, it appears his mistakes have been forgiven.
Sheryl Guinn, president of the Nashville chapter told TMZ by welcoming him back into their community, the genre’s embrace of Wallen destroys artists’ accountability. Wallen got a warm reception at the ACM Awards after he won big at the 2022 ceremony.
According to Sherly, people in country music believe Morgan just needed to have enough time pass until people lose their outrage. However, Sheryl said time does not heal all wounds. She believes the Academy of Country Music banning Morgan from its 2021 ceremony had no impact.
Sherlyn further told the outlet, they never addressed how the N-word is a symptom of the underlying inequality and bigotry. She points to the fact Wallen’s album went on to do huge numbers.
Sherlyn told the outlet, she hasn’t seen the country artist make enough of an effort to show his fans why using the N-word is a bad thing. Although, she acknowledged he donated $25K to her division of the NAACP, but the money doesn’t help his followers understand systemic racism.
Sherly admitted she doesn’t know what action Wallen and the country music community should take. She added, “I don’t know what to tell people who have all the privileges and rights in the world, but they can figure it out.” Meanwhile, stay tuned to Thirsty for future updates.
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