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Bob Dylan hasn't said anything about his Nobel Prize and people are annoyed

Is Bob Dylan a jerk for not acknowledging the prestigious award?
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Some people are throwing shade at our Bob Dylan.

Apparently the singer still hasn't acknowledged that he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and not everyone is happy about it.

Per Wastberg, a member of the Swedish Academy that gave the prestigious award, called the singer-songwriter’s silence “impolite and arrogant," the New York Post reported.

Wastberg added, "He is who he is."

But he said that the academy still hopes to connect with Dylan and find out if he's going to show up to the ceremony on Dec. 10 in Stockholm, the Star Tribune said.

Dylan is the first American in more than 20 years to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the 259th American to win a Nobel Prize across any category, The Guardian said.

Plus there's a huge $900,000 bonus that comes with the prize, NPR noted.

And yet, the 75-year-old hasn't said anything about the honor at any of his recent shows, and even removed mentions of it from his official Facebook and Twitter pages, NBC News says.

He won, like it or not

The statutes of the Nobel foundation say Nobel prizes cannot ever be returned or rescinded, so Mr. Tambourine Man has won an award whether he likes it or not.

"If he doesn't want to come [to the prize ceremony], he won't come,” Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy told The Telegraph. “It will be a big party in any case and the honour belongs to him."

Only one person has previously rejected the Nobel Prize in Literature, according to BBC. That was French author and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, who received the award in 1964.

Here's what people are saying on social media:

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