So sad. In what should have been a poignant moment, Cory’s remembrance at the Grammys on Jan. 26 was soured when they spelled his name wrong during the “In Memoriam” segment.
It was fitting that the Grammy Awards honored Cory Monteith by including him in their “In Memoriam” segment on Jan. 26 and trying to remember all the great contributions he made to the music world. However, the ceremony’s execution of the tribute left a whole lot to be desired.
Grammys Misspells Cory Monteith’s Name In ‘In Memoriam’ Segment
Glee fans likely noticed the second Cory’s name flashed onto the screen — they spelled his name wrong! Next to an emotional headshot of Cory, the name read “Cory Montieth.” His name was only up for a few seconds, but the damage had already been done.
The vowel-switch may sound minor, but in a segment meant to honor the people who were loved by so many, any mistake is amplified. Cory deserved to be honored at the Grammys, but not this way.
Cory Monteith’s Name Misspelled At Grammys: Fans React
As you can imagine, the misspelling enraged Glee fans everywhere, and they almost immediately began protesting on Twitter:
Grammys, it’s not so hard to google someone’s name on google. Cory Montieth? The hell?
— Seasons Of Love (@Klainer_206) January 27, 2014
Dear #GRAMMYs Cory’s last name is ‘MONTEITH’ not ‘MONTIETH’ 😡
— Lea & Cory Supporter (@Lea_CoryForever) January 27, 2014
Disrespectful that the Grammys spelt Cory’s name wrong :( x
— #ProudFriendie (@LozzyLozzy123) January 27, 2014
And they spelled Cory’s name wrong. Good job Grammys. Great tribute to him.
— Kayla Shear (@kaylashear) January 27, 2014
GREAT JOB SPELLING CORY’S NAME WRONG IN HIS TRIBUTE LAST NIGHT #youshouldbeashamed
— Julia Totaro (@juliatotaro) January 27, 2014
Still so freaking mad that they wrote “Cory Montieth” at the Grammys,..,
— Lea’s Album (@GleeIsAllINeed) January 27, 2014
Misspelling Cory Monteith’s name? Good going, Grammys.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) January 27, 2014
It’s hard not to agree with all this fury. Hopefully though this unfortunate mistake will just encourage people to fix the error by honoring Cory the right way.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is it a minor mistake, or something more serious than that? Let us know.
– Andrew Gruttadaro
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