Teen Choice Awards Leaves Out Christina Grimmie When Calling for End to Gun Violence

Teen Choice Awards Leaves Out Christina Grimmie When Calling for End to Gun Violence

Sunday night's 2016 Teen Choice Awards offered a call-to-action: Young viewers were encouraged by their favorite celebrities to flock to social media with the hashtag #StopTheViolence, dedicated to ending gun violence in the United States. 

Yet at no point throughout the two-hour event did Teen Choice Awards include any honorary segment or dedication to Christina Grimmie, a YouTuber and former Voice finalist who was shot and killed backstage after a performance in Orlando, Florida, on June 10. Many viewers tweeted their outrage over Grimmie's omission.

Grimmie was awarded the choice web star: music award, beating singers like Boyce Avenue and Johnny Orlando, Teen Vogue reported. But audiences were upset Grimmie's posthumous winning wasn't aired on TV.

Grimmie's death came during a weekend of tragic gun violence in Florida, occurring the same weekend a gunman opened fire at the LGBT nightclub Pulse, killing 49 victims. 

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