Teen Choice Awards RIGGED; Fans Tweet #TeensDontHaveAChoiceAwards In Anger
The Teen Choice Awards are rigged, and fans are furious.
#TeensDontHaveAChoiceAwards became the top Twitter trending topic on Sunday during the Fox broadcast of the ceremony after fans realized that their votes actually mean way less than they’d thought.
While anyone who read the fine print on the balloting (see below) would have realized the charade ahead of time, Vine superstar Cameron Dallas exposed the show in a tweet.
“It’s funny how they told me I won the Viner Award 6 days before the voting ended and made the runners up still tweet to vote for them,” wrote the award winner.
Matthew Espinosa, another Vine celebrity, tweeted, “Basically they picked the people almost 6 days before voting was done and used all of us for promotion.”
An eagle-eyed fan then tweeted a disclaimer that ran on the screen during the show, in case anyone missed it (see below).
“Winners for the Teen Choice Awards are determined using the votes cast on TeenChoiceAwards.com. Votes are tabulated electronically and winners are determined based on the nominees in each category with the highest number of eligible votes. [Production company] Teenasaurus Rox reserves the right to choose the winner from the top four vote getters. The Olay Fresh Effects Breakout Star Award and Ultimate Choice Award were both chosen by Teenasaurus Rox.”
In other words, producers picked the winners and notified them ahead of time.
The practice has been happening at various awards shows for years — that’s why the winners tend to be in attendance.
But the Teen Choice Awards seem to be in some very hot water right now.
Are you upset the show is rigged?