Sunday’s Grammy Awards, which have been widely criticized for their vulgarity, had the lowest viewership in history.
“Variety” reported that the show had a 2.1 rating in adults aged 18 to 49, the key demographic. The awards ceremony reached 8.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen data. Last year, the data showed that “Music’s Biggest Night” garnered a 5.4 rating in the key demographic, with 18.7 million viewers
The ceremony has been criticized for vulgarity during the Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion act, in which the two semi-naked entertainers portrayed sexually explicit movements.
Conservative personality Charlie Kirk called the performance disgusting and questioned if it was appropriate compared to Dr. Seuss’s books for children that have been banned recently for alleged racism.
“The left is fine with the disgusting performance Cardi B just gave at the Grammys, but Dr. Seuss is too dangerous for our children?” Kirk wrote.
Cardi B and Dua Lipa also were blasted for what numerous viewers considered to be lip-syncing during their performances. “If you’re gonna lip-sync, can you make it more convincing, diva?” wrote one Twitter user to Cardi B.
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Other celebrities were criticized for violating mask mandates. “There’s a mask mandate in Los Angeles where violations can carry a $1,000 fine or six months in jail, but apparently COVID isn’t a concern if you’re a celebrity at the #Grammys,” wrote Robby Starbuck, a director and producer who is running for Congress. “Celeb parties are no big deal, but have a family party in LA and the mayor can turn off your power.”
The #Grammys ratings fell 53% this year. People don’t want to watch woke awards shows that celebrate police hate, moral depravity and far left Marxist social programming. I’d say @RecordingAcad may get the message but I know how stupid they are so I know they won’t. pic.twitter.com/Wg4CNET0yr
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) March 16, 2021
Despite Los Angeles being under a mask mandate, maskless Grammy attendees took pictures with each other on the red carpet. During a Black Lives Matter-centered performance, one of the group’s activists, Tamika Mallory, demanded that President Joe Biden support racial “justice.”
“It’s time we demand the freedom that this land promises,” she wrote. “President Biden, we demand justice, equity, policy and everything else that freedom encompasses and to accomplish this, we don’t need allies. We need accomplices.”