Turning Down Grammy Nominations For ‘Lack Of Diversity’ Is Pandering Self-Congratulatory Nonsense

Turning Down Grammy Nominations For ‘Lack Of Diversity’ Is Pandering Self-Congratulatory Nonsense


Earlier this week, NPR reported that “Three of the five acts nominated for the 2021 best children’s album Grammy Award” had decided to decline their nominations. Why? “They’re upset that the contenders in their category are all white.”

Alastair Moock, whose album Be a Pain is about “The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Harvey Milk, Rosa Parks, the Parkland, Fla., shooting student protesters and others,” reportedly “smacked his head” after he heard “the news he was nominated along with three other white male acts and one white woman.” Moock said, “After this year, to have an all-white slate of nominees seemed really tone-deaf.” While he said he’d be happy to get the award, he didn’t “want it like this, where the playing field’s not even.”

Moock was joined by “fellow acts Dog on Fleas and the Okee Dokee Brothers.”

Yesterday, we (& 2 other nominees) wrote the pictured letter to the Recording Academy respectfully declining our nominations and

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