Bill Burr’s comments at the 2021 Grammys are starting to backfire in online media.
While presenting a grant progression in the debut feature ahead of Sunday’s show, the professional comic got going by joking about the first piano performance.
“What am I, in particular, that needed to commit suicide during that piano performance?” Burr said as he advanced in front of an audience. “I bought a suit for this. I thought it was going to be on television. I’m such an idiot, I’m losing a lot of money right now. “
Burr presented the honors for Best Latin Stone or Elective Collection and Best Tropical Latin Collection, as well as reporting on the Mexican Music Territorial Scholarship Champion, during which Burr joked that he could not articulate the name of Victor Natalia Lafourcade.
“I cannot say this name. Natalie what? he said, then trying to articulate his last name and saying ‘sorry’
“In the event that I killed his name, it saddens me. Natalie, you won, ”she added as she tolerated the honor for her sake.
After his misstep, Burr tried to downplay the circumstance, anticipating that the crowd would respond negatively to a white male presenting these honors.
“Women activists are going crazy. Why is the cis-white man doing so many Latin things? “hey he joked.
Some Grammy watchers took to Twitter to analyze Burr’s comments, with client @tyongiyoung calling his jokes about the piano solo “inconsiderate, totally inappropriate, and offensive to all old artists.”
“The @RecordingAcad needs to address this disappointment of casting Bill Burr as a moderator,” wrote @kittievante. What a terrible decision. Obviously, he doesn’t realize how important this is to artisans. “
Lafourcade devotees also condemned Burr for mispronouncing the artist’s name, and the client, Marya Zamora, realized that he could have rehearsed the names at any event before the show.