It doesn’t seem like many people were happy with Sunday night’s Grammys Awards and it’s entirely not because their favourite artists didn’t take top prize. A mini-furor has risen after actor Cory Monteith’s name was misspelled during the show’s “In Memorium” tribute segment.
The Glee star’s last name was spelled “Montieth” rather than the correct spelling of “Monteith.” Was this a simple typo that was over looked in editing or a really bad fact checker? I’m not sure but the media is having a field day slamming the Grammy’s for their careless mistake.
If there is one crucial rule in the media it is that names get spelled correctly and of all the places to make a mistake, an awards show memoriam video of celebrities who died in the past year is not the place to make it.
It’s a honourable tradition to air these montages at award shows and it’s often an emotional time. Though fans were upset by this mistake it seems on twitter that media outlets are more upset by the error (understandably as journalists have it in their blood to get the proper spelling of names on any piece of media).
While it may seem like it’s only the media making waves over the spelling error, some fans were quick to point out the mistake:
— Nicole Franz (@FranzOrFoe) January 27, 2014
— heartsandroses (@heartsandroses9) January 27, 2014
For the Grammys to misspell Cory Monteith’s name was incredibly disrespectful.
— Tamara (@MaraJoi_JB) January 27, 2014
Now, you can call me a hypocrite for adding fuel to the fire by writing this article, but what do you think? Are we making too big a deal out of the typo or should the Grammy’s be held up to a higher standard than other media and deserve this scrutiny for their mistake?