Christina Grimmie Was Forgotten at a Major Awards Show for the THIRD Time
This has to stop happening. Christina Grimmie was noticeably absent from the ‘In Memoriam’ segments of both the 2016 Teen Choice Awards and 2016 Emmy Awards, but seeing as the Grammy Awards are a tribute to Hollywood’s finest musicians, people assumed the late singer would definitely find a place. They were wrong.
In between Beyonce‘s incredible performance, Twenty One Pilots‘s inspirational acceptance speech and James Corden‘s funny one-liners, last night’s Grammys honored the artists who died in the past year. Noticeably missing from the list, which included singers like George Michael and Carrie Fisher, was the 21-year-old crooner who was tragically murdered in June 2016. We know — what the actual F*CK?!
Fans were (obviously) not happy about the snub.
Still really upset that @TheRealGrimmie was not apart of the tribute at The Grammys.
— Ally 🙂 (@AllyDemmith) February 13, 2017
— I SAW KIDRAUHL (@Claudia_Cool) February 13, 2017
— Jodes (@JodieBurns_11) February 13, 2017
Kinda sad Christina Grimmie wasn't mentioned in that slideshow of deceased singers during the Grammys
— Mokey (@mel_reyes2212) February 13, 2017
@TheRealGrimmie should have been honored last night at The Grammys. I am heartbroken.
— Brittney Vail (@brittbrittvail) February 13, 2017
The only person that got snubbed at the Grammys last night was Christina Grimmie. I can't believe she wasn't even shown in the memorial
— Becka (@beckacorson_) February 13, 2017
We don’t blame them for being angry! Christina was not only a successful YouTube star, but also a finalist on The Voice, toured around the world and made tons of life-changing music — she deserved to be recognized.
Sadly, Christina Grimmie’s not the only YouTuber who was murdered.
The heartbreaking and shocking death of Christina Grimmie shook the entire world. On June 10, 2016, the former Voice contestant was meeting fans after a concert in Orlando when 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl shot and killed her and then turned the gun on himself. Police still haven't released a definite motive behind the murder, but reports say the man was obsessed with the 22-year-old.
Following the singer's tragic passing, countless celebrities have spoken out about the need for security for Internet stars and are working to make the online community a safer place.