The awards show doesn’t always announce every single award, but given the circumstances, it seemed an odd choice for them to fail to mention Christina Grimmie’s posthumous victory in the Choice Web Star: Music category.
Additionally, the awards show played a moving tribute to the victims of gun violence, and Grimmie also wasn’t included in that. The oversight was even more surprising given that the Teen Choice Awards used Grimmie in a promo for the program.
“While we are glad that Christina finally won her much-deserved Teen Choice Award, we are also definitely disappointed that her name was not mentioned at any point during the two-hour broadcast,” a source close to the Grimmie family said.
The source further added, “It seems they could have paid honor or tribute to her in some way and that opportunity was missed. The fans have a right to be upset.”
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