One month after Voice contestant Christina Grimmie’s murder, her family is still grieving and reports say that they are upset over the Teen Choice Awards’ decision not to mention the singer once during their broadcast which lasted 2-hour long.
The late celebrity won an award for the Choice Web Star Music: the event opted to leave her out of the powerful tribute to victims of gun violence. It was a very confusing choice given Grimmie’s VERY recent death and her huge fan base.
A close family source stated:
“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. 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.”
What troubles most of us is the fact that the show used Christina Grimmie’s name during the promotion of the event. Following, fans started a petition against Fox titled, “Request Teen Choice Awards & Fox formally apologize for disrespecting Christina Grimmie”.
Do you think Grimmie’s family should receive an award?