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Are The Teen Choice Awards Rigged? Fans Certainly Think So

Christa Tintelnot | PopWrapped Author

Christa Tintelnot

Updated 08/13/2014 2:17pm
Are The Teen Choice Awards Rigged? Fans Certainly Think So | Teen Choice Awards
The big discussion following the Teen Choice Awards this year wasn't who was wearing what, it was who exactly chooses the winners? Though on paper, this year's winners included Taylor Swift, Shailene Woodley and The Kardashians, fans are crying foul. Though most of us never pay attention to this, screengrabs of the fine print airing following the awards show are popping up all throughout the Twitterverse. What does it say? It says a committee chooses the winners or the awards, NOT the over 165 million votes that were cast by the fans. Sound fishy? It should. Here is exactly what the fine print says: "Winners for the Teen Choice Awards are determined using the votes cast on the Site. Votes are tabulated electronically and winners are determined based on the nominees in each category with the highest number of eligible votes. Teenasaurus Rox reserves the right to choose the winner from the top four vote generators." In other words, Taylor Swift may have won the award for "Choice Female Country Artist," but in reality, she may have only been one of the top four vote-getters. Considering there were only five nominees in this category, it was really anyone's game. In an even more bizarre twist, the winner of the award for "Choice Viner," Cameron Dallas, revealed that he was informed of his win a full six days before the show even aired! He told the Washington Post, “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.” Fans are obviously disappointed in this new revelation and took to Twitter to share their anger. Thus far, there has been no response from Teenasaurus Rox or any other entity associated with the awards. What do you think PopWrappers? Was the show rigged or is this committee vote fair? Let us know, below!
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