Bella Thorne calls for Teen Choice Awards boycott

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on DEC 19, 2018

The show's official website says that viewers' votes are electronically counted to determine winners.

Bella Thorne, who is nominated for Teen Choice Awards for her showFamous in Loveand her new movieMidnight Sun, will not be attending the annual awards show,Cosmopolitanreported.

In a series of tweets, the actress said the awards were "rigged," "gross," and "f--ed up." She used the hashtag #BoycottingTeenChoice in her explanation.
"The fact we are even voting against each other is...it f--s w kids kids heads like a beauty competition," she tweeted.

Thorne also took issue with the "Teen Choice Hottie" category and asked that the award be replaced with one that recognizes charity work or intelligence.

"How about we hype people up for doing good things not being hot," she tweeted.

Thorne was nominated for "Female Hottie" in 2014, along with winner Selena Gomez and Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, and Kendall Jenner.

The show's official website says that viewers' votes are electronically counted to determine winners, and that only eligible votes are counted. However, Vine star Cameron Dallas also criticized the show for being rigged in 2014 after claiming in a series of now-deleted tweets that he had been told he'd be winning an award a few days before fan voting officially ended.

Thorne's fans have agreed with her on Twitter, echoing her sentiments that the show is a fake popularity contest.

"I completely agree," one wrote on Twitter. "It is a form of favoritism and an overrated popularity contest that is unfair and fake.

 

 

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