Bill Burr Is Getting Grilled over His Grammys Broadcast Jokes
The comic made cracks about feminists and his own incorrect pronunciations
Burr, a noted metalhead, was tapped to present awards for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album, Best Choral Performance, Best Classical Instrument Solo Performance, Best Classical Vocal Album, Best Classical Compendium and more.
Shortly after walking onstage, Burr commented of his walk-on music, "Was I the only one that wanted to kill himself during that piano solo? I bought a suit for this. I thought I was going to be on TV. I'm such a moron. I'm losing so much money right now."
"Shoutout to all the rockstars that I wanted to meet tonight who are watching at home instead. I'm talking to you, Don Dokken," he quipped before announcing "the next categories up for bid."
In presenting the award for Best Tropical Latin Album, Burr mockingly wondered "how many feminists are like going nuts" over the "cis-white male doing all this Latino stuff."
Later on, while handing out the hardware for Best Regional Mexican Music Award, the comedian was not up the task of pronouncing winner Natalia Lafourcade's name correctly, getting laughs from broadcast crew members out of frame.
"I can't say this name. And the Grammy goes to Natalia Lafourcade. I will accept on behalf of her. If I butchered her name, I'm sorry. Natalia you won. That's it," he said.
Of course, Burr's fans took delight in his apparent ignorance, while other Grammy viewers deemed his material disrespectful and embarrassing.
You can watch clips from his evening as presenter below, as well as see some reaction.
Burr himself was up for an award yesterday, with his Paper Tiger album losing the Grammy for Best Comedy Album to Tiffany Haddish's Black Mitzvah.
See the complete list of 2021 Grammy Award winners.
Bill Burr came out to present at the Grammys after a piano performance "Was I the only one who wanted to kill himself after that piano solo" pic.twitter.com/BKZf6MhnUZ— gifdsports (@gifdsports) March 14, 2021
Bill Burr the GOAT Lolol— Tmo (@_ThomasT) March 14, 2021
Rare comedian that will joke about stuff like this pic.twitter.com/Aq5dzKva0E
The Grammys: selected Bill Burr as a host— Hoodie McCann (Lindor Szn) (@notpetealonso) March 14, 2021
The Grammys when he makes a controversial joke: pic.twitter.com/Kn1K8n75a2
The @RecordingAcad needs to own up to this failure of selecting Bill Burr as a presenter. What a terrible choice. He clearly does not recognize how important this is for artists. If you can't get a presenter who gives a fck how do you expect anyone to take you seriously.— ♡ binniebear⁷ (@kittievante) March 14, 2021
the problem is it wasnt funny lmao— bambi barnes (@MsHoneyBambi) March 14, 2021
I feel like there's a section of comedians that don't even try to do humor they just want to upset groups of people so a certain group of people can go "lololol triggered". Really high level ideas. https://t.co/jpqmsN6mep— Myles (@MylesLucks) March 14, 2021