News of the Teen Choice Awards winners not being chosen by teens have sparked an outrage among fans, who on Sunday took to Twitter to express their anger, making #TeensDontHaveAChoiceAwards a top trending topic on the microblogging site.
Vine superstar Cameron Dallas exposed the truth through a tweet claiming that he was notified of being a winner, even before the polling was done.
"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," Dallas wrote.
Interestingly, he wasn't the only celebrity to have exposed the truth behind how TCA winners are chosen. YouTube star Shane Dawson too tweeted about the TCA being "fake." "I hate to shock you but the teen choice awards are fake. They don't count your votes. And this is coming from me, a guy who's won one b4," he wrote.
Matthew Espinosa, another Vine celebrity, added: "Basically they picked the people almost 6 days before voting was done and used all of us for promotion."
While TCA is yet to comment on the controversy, a disclaimer that ran on the screen during the show did say that producers of the show have the right to choose the winner from the top four vote generators. This means that producers pick the winners and notify them ahead so that they will be in attendance.
The disclaimer read: "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."
Fans who had been voting for their favourite stars have been left disappointed, with many claiming that they lost precious time caring for something that didn't even exist. A good number of them have vowed not to vote for the show next year.
Check out some of the tweets below.
#TeensDontHaveAChoiceAwards Its actually kind of sad tbh they have kids vote daily for no reason hoping their fav will win
— caitlynn (@CaiEspinosa) August 11, 2014
i just lost a part of my week voting for something that doesnt count and still have to see my bae mad, a user names Marcos posted, while another added: "so basically the last 6 days we voted our asses off for our favs & they didn't even count."