The Teen Choice Awards, which aired Sunday on Fox, were totally rigged. We know this because Vine stars—who, as teens' choice of entertainment today, were up for Teen Choice Awards—told us so. According to Cameron Dallas, Matthew Espinosa, and other Viners, Fox let fans keep voting six whole days after the awards were already decided. Democracy is a ruse.
After Dallas tweeted (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," a legion of fans revolted with a hashtag. Apparently, Dallas was pissed about losing "Choice Web Star: Male" male to YouTuber Tyler Oakley, which Jesus, who wouldn't be.
#teensdonthaveachoiceawards i just lost a part of my week voting for something that doesnt count and still have to see my bae mad
— Marcos (@kingrier) August 11, 2014
— TYSM NASH & HAYES♥️ (@Drugofnashx) August 11, 2014
the fact that they make us think we have a part in helping our idols win is sickening
— amy ◡̈ (@aweestyles) August 11, 2014
— TYSM CARTER (@BeliebinMagcon) August 11, 2014
#TeensDontHaveAChoiceAwards IM SCREAMING
— ashley (@worshipcameron) August 11, 2014
The sleuths at PerezHilton.com looked into the Awards' fine print, and it turns out that online voting—which fans furiously participate in—does little to determine the actual winners. Producers reserve the right to pick who wins based on the the biggest stars they can get to show up. Good luck getting any of these kids to show up for the presidential in 2024.
I knew I should have taken the high road, but you guys know I don't like when people lie to you.
— Cameron Dallas (@camerondallas) August 11, 2014
[Photo of Dallas and Nash Grier via Getty]
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