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Putting on a major awards show is really hard. Between the exhaustive voting process, the invitations, the performances and everything else, there are thousands and thousands of details that need to fall into place in order for everything to work. Some details, however, are more important than others—like spelling people’s names correctly during the in memorium montage, and when those details are wrong, it leads to more than just a momentary dip in quality. In fact, it leads to full-on Twitter freakouts.
During last night’s Grammy Awards, the powers that be decided to give deceased Glee star Cory Monteith his moment in the sun. Unfortunately, whoever was in charge of actually making the slide put the “i” before the “e”, and well, his fans weren’t exactly stoked about the proofreading mistake and took to Twitter to vent their frustrations.
You can take a look at a screenshot of the misfire below, courtesy of US Magazine…
Monteith passed away last July quite suddenly. There was a long history of substance abuse issues in his past, but at just thirty-one and in a very stable relationship, most people thought he would get it together sooner rather than later. Unfortunately, life isn’t always fair and some of us get fewer chances than others.
Regardless, Monteith had a huge effect on many people’s lives during his very short time on Earth. He deserved to have a tribute that wasn’t spoiled by a lazy mistake. Fortunately, that wasn’t the only splashy tribute he’s received thus far, and it probably won’t be the last time he’s honored in a touching way.
To remember Monteith in your own way, you can check out this video of his greatest performances below…