Public Outraged Teen Choice Didn’t Honor Christina Grimmie, Even Though She Won
The Teen Choice Awards are basically like our version of the Oscars. (Like, our name, Teen, is baked right into it.) So you can bet that we paid attention to every detail from beginning to end. And, just like us, viewers noticed something — or, rather, someone — noticeably absent from the mentions on the show: Christina Grimmie.
The late “With Love” singer/YouTube sensation, who was shot and killed on June 10, posthumously snagged the top prize for Choice Web Star: Music, much to the joy of her fans. BUT, even though the alum from The Voice, won one of the awards, and there was even a segment dedicated to stopping gun violence, Christina Grimmie was not honored even once throughout the night. Needless to say, the public was outraged:
I'm extremely disappointed by the fact that the TCA's didn't honor Christina Grimmie in any way. RIP Angel.
— Meg DeAngelis (@MegsDeAngelis) August 1, 2016
TCA's, I'm pissed. You didn't mention Christina Grimmie AT ALL during your show. She should have got some recognition.
— ♕mariana (@trustnorminah) August 1, 2016
So the teen choice awards straight up used Christina Grimmie's death for RTs and web traffic? Wow
— ️ (@werkvato) August 1, 2016
I wasn't gonna comment but that's seriously messed up how the TCAs didn't at least do a tribute for @TheRealGrimmie's death!
— Lovatics Records™ (@LovaticsRecords) August 1, 2016
IM SO PISSED BECAUSE CHRISTINA GRIMMIE WON BUT THEY DIDNT SHOW IT! UMM TEEN CHOICE DID WRONG
— (@CamilaMyIdol) August 1, 2016
christina grimmie was a beautiful human being who deserves to be honored and paid tribute to. the TCAs should have done a tribute to her.
— (no sleep) alyssa (@cabEYomyeggo) August 1, 2016
christina grimmie, a victim of gun violence, did not get one mention at the TCAs after being exploited for views and tweets.
— alisa. | ntgk stan (@nawmani) August 1, 2016
— Amanda⇞ (@Byee_Amanda) August 1, 2016
Though, there was one person who was satisfied with the omission. Popular YouTuber Shane Dawson, who has been quite vocal about his disdain for the TCAs, was actually pleased that the show did not make mention of CG:
and btw, I'm glad the tcas didn't do a memorial for Christina Grimmie. I don't want her beautiful face anywhere near that trash show.
— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) August 1, 2016
It’s possible that Christina’s own family didn’t wish for a special remark, or that the show couldn’t get anyone to attend in her honor. Either way, the public wants an explanation.
Sadly, Christina Grimmie’s not the only YouTuber who was murdered. This needs to stop!