Unhealthy Bunny Efficiency Has Followers Calling Grammy Awards ‘Racist’ And ‘Ignorant’
The closed-captioning throughout Bad Bunny’s Grammy Awards efficiency learn “SINGING IN NON-ENGLISH,” sparking backlash from followers.
The vastly standard Puerto Rican artist kicked off the published with a medley of songs in Spanish. Viewers who’re deaf or exhausting of listening to complained the reductive transcription within the captions was “insulting,” “racist” and “ignorant.”
The diss continued in Unhealthy Bunny’s acceptance speech for Best Música Urbana Album, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” which he gave in Spanish and English. The captioning then learn “SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH.”
Whereas Unhealthy Bunny’s victory wouldn’t be recognized forward of the present, his act definitely was, leaving Grammy organizers and CBS culpable for not hiring a bilingual closed-captioner, Deadline famous. Different acts have been transcribed onscreen, the leisure website reported.
Deepening the disrespect is Unhealthy Bunny’s attain, Twitter customers identified. He was streamed greater than Taylor Swift in recently released Spotify data and was second general behind Drake. However many felt he was handled like a second-class citizen in the course of the ceremony.
The current Sundance Movie Pageant was hit by a walkout of jurors, together with deaf Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin, as a result of the closed-captioning did not work in the course of the premiere of a film in competitors, “Journal Goals.”
CBS deliberate to make use of Spanish-language captions on a West Coast replay of the Grammy Awards, sources instructed Deadline, however that was too late for a lot of.