Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Billboard Music Awards Rewards Morgan Wallen with 11 Wins Despite “N” Word Scandal


Morgan Wallen got away with it.

Less than two years after he was caught on video using the “N” word, Wallen was rewarded with 11 Billboard Music Awards tonight. He won more than anyone including Taylor Swift.

Wallen was caught on a tape that was sent to TMZ where he shouted the “N” word at a white friend as they came home after having a good ol’ time in a bar.

His agent and manager dropped him but his record company, Universal, didn’t do anything because Wallen was selling millions of records.

Other awards shows like the Grammys and Country Music Awards shunned him for a time. The Grammys recently made sure he got nothing.

But the Billboard Awards didn’t have a conscience. They went with Wallen even though their show wasn’t broadcast on TV for ratings. Wallen performed and picked up Top Album, Top Song, Top Country Album, Top Country Single, and Top Male Artist, among others.

Money talks, kids. Everything else is besides the point. And you wonder why no one believes in awards shows anymore. This is the height of cynicism.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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