After recent years marked by controversy and boycotts, the Recording Academy is again criticized for appointing Marilyn Manson who is accused of misconduct and sexual abuse . Faced with all the mayhem that occurs around this story, the CEO of the Recording Academy, Harvey Mason Jr . did not hesitate to respond to the backlash during an interview.
The Recording Academy will not limit the artists who wish to participate in GRAMMYS
Recording Academy President and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. has responded to controversial nominations of artists like Marilyn Manson and Louis CK to the GRAMMYS, telling TheWrap that personal and criminal history will not be counted for. eligibility of its prizes . “ We will not restrict who can submit their production for review, ” Mason Jr. said. We won’t look at people’s history, we won’t look at their criminal records, we won’t look at anything other than legality under our rules as to whether this recording for this work is eligible based on date. and other criteria. If so, they can apply. ”
He went on to explain how the organization could exercise discretion over the people who attend its events by saying, “ What we will control are our stages, our shows, our events, our red carpets. We will review anyone who requests to participate, to attend, and we will make our decisions at that time. But we do not intend to prevent people from submitting their work to the decision of our constituents . “
What should we know about the accusations made against the iconic Rockstar?
In the early hours of February 1, Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood revealed to the world through an Instagram post that she was allegedly abused by her ex-fiance Brian Warner, better known as Marilyn Manson. The two celebrities started dating in 2007, when Wood was 19 and the singer 38 . The North Carolina-born actress and singer was one of the inspiration for the 2007 Rockstar single ” Heart-Shaped Glasses ” and even starred in its music video. The couple then got engaged in 2010, but the relationship was quickly broken up.
Now 11 years later , Wood has shared that the relationship is allegedly toxic and abusive. In a statement on Instagram, she wrote: “ My attacker’s name is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. He started grooming me when I was a teenager and abused me horribly for years. He brainwashed me and manipulated me into submission. I’m tired of living in fear of reprisals, slander or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and speak out against the many industries that have enabled him to act, before he destroys other lives. I stand alongside the many victims who will no longer be silent. ”
Following her statement, four other women also raised similar and disturbing allegations about the ” We are chaos ” singer . As in any situation where allegations like this come to the public’s attention, many fans have reacted on Twitter to news of Wood’s accusations, with some unabashedly defending the artist and others demanding to account.