Teenagers of the world had a bit of a meltdown when it was revealed that despite all the voting online, the winners are actually picked by the producers, not the audience.
The jig was up for the show runners when “Choice Viner” Cameron Dallas – upset that he lost out on the big “Web Star” award to YouTube’s Tyler Oakley – decided to tweet the truth.
“It’s funny how they told me I won the viner award 6 days before the voting ended and made the runners up still vote to tweet for them,” Cameron wrote.
It turns out all the voting and promotion by the nominees so they can win, but just free advertising for the show. The winners are picked long before the voting ends.
The Teen Choice Awards confirmed this to be the case in a statement:
“The results of the voting were tabulated electronically by Teenchoiceawards.com and confirmed by a committee of Fox representatives. Teenasaurus Rox Inc had the right to determine the winners from among the top four vote getters of the nominees in each of the 88 categories. Ultimate choice was determined by the producers.”
The X-Factor is still real though, right? RIGHT?