Fans livid after discovering Teen Choice Awards are rigged
So, did you happen to notice the fine print at the end of the Teen Choice Awards on Fox Sunday night?
Neither did the rest of us who had better things to do. But fangirls and fanboys realized with one click of the pause button that their lives have been a total waste. Or at least the time they spent voting for favorite celebrities.
Business Insider points out that a disclaimer following the telecast read, “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.”
Plus, it turns out “winners” of what should probably be called the Teenasaurus Rox Choice Awards are notified six days prior to the show to make sure VIPs like the Kardashians grace viewers with their presence.
On Sunday, Vine celebrity Cameron Dallas, who won the Choice Viner award, tweeted to his 3 million followers and then deleted, “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.”
During Sunday’s broadcast, #TeensDontHaveAChoiceAwards was the top trend on Twitter as Vine stars revealed to their legion of trolls what was really going on.