Grimmie passed away on June 11 outside her concert in Orlando, FL after a young man shot her while she signed autographs.
@TheRealGrimmie congrats on your first TCA love
— Karen Grimmie \I/ (@karen_lloyd10) August 1, 2016
Christina’s award was not announced during the live broadcast of the show, which aired on Fox. There are more than 50 awards and not all of those take place during the main stage show, but many fans were upset that the young signer’s award wasn’t mentioned.
Her fans also took to social media to share their anger that Christina was left out of the #StopTheViolence segment that specifically highlighted those affected by gun violence.
Jessica Alba took to the stage to remember those lost in the recent attacks around America and said, “Tonight, we stand together with these teens united in a call for peace in an end to this violence.”
Grimmie’s death, which was a result of gun violence, was not mentioned.
A source close to Christina expressed disappointment to Billboard that the show “chose not to mention Christina’s name during the two-hour broadcast.” Adding, “the fans have a right to be upset.”
Grimmie’s team expressed their own thoughts on Twitter by re-tweeting positive messages.
.@TheRealGrimmie I am so proud of you. You deserved this more than anyone & I wish you were around to see your win tonight. I miss you.
— Heather Weiss (@HeatherLWeiss) August 1, 2016
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