Teen Choice Awards Criticized After Christina Grimmie Omitted from Gun Violence Segment

Cheryl Sanders
August 11, 2016

"Many of those impacted by these acts of violence are teens".

Watch the moment above and tell us how you think the gag landed.

Throughout the night, viewers could use their smartphones or computers to vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.


Okay, we kid. But the show's hosts, WWE star John Cena and Nickelodeon's Victoria Justice had pretty hilarious impersonations of the presidential candidates. Either he was sick or "We Don't Talk Anymore" is a tough song for him to sing live.

Can Jennifer Garner be any sweeter? She took the stage to accept the award for Choice Drama Movie for her film, "Miracles From Heaven", and she appeared genuinely shocked. "Come on. All over the place", Ne-Yo said. "That's for you baby". Many voiced their outrage that Grimmie - a victim of gun violence when she was murdered by a crazed fan at a meet and greet after a show in Orlando - didn't rate a tribute or acknowledgment of her win.

Christina Grimmie posthumously won a Teen Choice Award Sunday night, but during a tribute to victims of gun violence, the young singer, who was gunned down less than two months ago, noticeably wasn't mentioned.


Alba took the stage with teens affected by recent gun violence, including Alton Sterling's son and family members from victims of the Newtown and Dallas shootings, to draw attention to the #StopTheViolence hashtag.

He was given the award, marking 10 years since the release of his album Future Sex/Love Sounds and his acting and music work since then, by the former LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Here dance moves were on point, and she sure did look sexy. It feels like just yesterday we were belting out to "Cry Me a River". "I'm friends with a lot of people from England and it is a very important thing to stand on your soap box and vote to make yourself known because if you don't, you have no room to complain about what happens with our future". You will fall down. He continued, "I try to live my life working most closely with, making music with, and spending so much of my time with an incredible group of people-male, female, gay, straight, every walk of life". They're gonna be here before you know it, and they will go fast ...


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