People’s Choice Awards 2013: Gala Was “Rigged,” Say Fans

Justin Bieber, One Direction, “Twilight” should have won

The People’s Choice Awards 2013 were held last night in Los Angeles and aired live on CBS and, within minutes after the ceremony, Twitter was flooded with angry comments from, well, angry fans. The entire show was “rigged,” they say.

Under the hashtag #RIGGED (in CAPS, because they’re angry), fans complain that Justin Bieber, One Direction and “Twilight” should have been the big winners of the night instead of Katy Perry, The Wanted and “The Hunger Games.”

Their comments make sense only if we assume that all those who complain also took the trouble to vote for their favorites before voting closed yesterday: after all, People’s Choice Awards is not called that for any other reason than that it reflects what people love – and support.

Many One Direction fans even point out that, for the briefest of whiles, the PCA website showed other winners than those announced during the live ceremony, which, if true, would certainly confirm that the entire gala was rigged. RIGGED, that is.

Then again, this could be another case of misplaced sense of injustice and that those who complain actually represent only a fraction of those who voted.

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