Grammy Winner Accidentally Thanks Jeffrey Epstein For His Award
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In case you hadn't heard, it was the Grammys last night.
And while most people chose to thank their family and friends during their acceptance speeches, one man took the opportunity to give Jeffrey Epstein a mention. Yes, really.
Producer James Keach appeared by video ling to accept the award for Best Music Film for his documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice.
However, the 73-year-old accidentally got the names of the film's directors, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, mixed up and blurted out the name of the dead paedophile billionaire.
After being informed of his win. Keach said: "Excellent. I want to thank Linda Ronstadt for allowing us to make this movie, Rob Friedman, Jeffrey Epstein."
HE ACTUALLY SAID JEFFREY EPSTEIN OMG ?:sob::sob::sob::sob: pic.twitter.com/Jg5K6N6vA7- flop era (Taylor's version) (@ChemtrailClub) March 14, 2021
Sadly for the producer, his particularly unfortunate faux pas didn't go unnoticed by viewers at home, with many sharing their shock on social media.
Writing on Twitter, one user said: "The man that beat Beyoncé and thanked Jeffrey Epstein instead of Rob Epstein... "
Another asked: "Love the dude at the Grammys thanking Jeffrey Epstein, you think his producer was probably p****d?"
"If you're ever feeling down just remember that you aren't the guy who accidentally thanked Jeffrey Epstein for his win at the Grammys," put a third.
While another added: "Imagine thanking fucking JEFFREY EPSTEIN at the grammys noooo."
Epstein died in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Facility in New York, on 10 August 2019. His death was ruled as suicide by hanging by the New York medical examiner.
He had been arrested on 6 July on federal charges for the sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York, and the case was still pending at the time of his death.
Last night's Grammys saw some of the biggest artists in the world clean up.
Kanye West even won the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Jesus Is King, despite appearing to urinate on one last year.
The rapper beat out the likes of Hillsong Young & Free, Tauren Wells, We the Kingdom, and Cody Carnes to win his 22nd Grammy.
And it was a huge night for female artists, with Taylor Swift and Beyoncé making Grammys history at this year's ceremony.
Swift became the first female performer to win the award for album of the year three times for folklore, while Beyoncé claimed her 28th win, making her the most decorated woman in Grammy history.
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