Christina Grimmie Fans Heartbroken Singer Excluded From Grammys Memorial Set
Grieving for the late Christina Grimmie was made all the more difficult for the singer's fans by the 2017 Grammys last night (February 12), when the show left Grimmie out its "In Memoriam" segment.
During an emotional rendition of "God Only Knows" delivered by John Legend and Cynthia Erivo, The Grammys broadcast a video that featured stars the industry has lost over the past year, including Prince, George Michael and Debbie Reynolds. Noticeably absent, though, was Grimmie, who died in June after being shot by a fan at a post-show meet and greet. Fans, understandably, were devastated.
"So mad that the Grammys didn't honor Christina Grimmie. How dare you not give her what she deserves," one fan wrote, while another noted "I was so mad that the #GRAMMYs didn't include Christina Grimmie. I was so mad I wanted to cry."
Viewers also noticed that Carrie Fisher, The Eagles' Glenn Frey, David Bowie and Kashif Saleem were left off of the lengthy list of honorees.
The 2016 Emmys similarly received backlash for leaving Grimmie out of its broadcast, according to Us Weekly,
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