Teen Choice Awards producers excitedly added new social-media themed categories to the award show this year which had fans excited until controversy sparked via Twitter Sunday night.
Fans on Twitter appeared far more angry than they did excited about the award show, with claims that voting was rigged after tweets from Vine sensations Cameron Dallas and Matt Espinosa sparked controversy.
Dallas, who won the “Choice Viner” award took to Twitter after losing the “Choice Web Star: Male” award to Tyler Oakley.
“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 for them,” Dallas tweeted during the award show. “He already knew he was going to win that’s why he didn’t promote and that’s why he didn’t seem surprised,” he continued.
Espinosa also shared his disappointment with producers via Twitter.
“Basically they picked the people almost 6 days before voting was done and used all of us for promotion,” he tweeted.
Fans were outraged and shared their disappointment on Twitter using the hashtag #TeensDontHaveaChoiceAwards which quickly began trending worldwide.
The tweets from Dallas and Espinosa were deleted but many grabs of the tweets are making their way around the internet and fandoms that spent hours voting for their idols are still rather angry, vouching to boycott the award show next year.