Music's biggest night had a whole slew of surprises last night. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' epic performance alongside Madonna and Mary Lambert as well as the steaminess of Beyonce and Jay Z's sexy tango kicking off the show, for starters. But the biggest surprise of all wasn't exactly a pleasant one. Grammy producers are kicking themselves today after accidentally spelling Cory Monteith's name wrong in the "In Memorium" montage. Cue crazy, stunned Twitter backlash.
Was it fitting that the Grammy Awards honored Monteith? Of course. But seeing the name "Cory Montieth" (the "i" and "e" swapped) alongside that classic head shot of the late actor kind of made honoring him more of a slap in the face.
Was it disrespectful? Some may say that, but regardless: it wasn't intentional. I understand that accidents happen. We are all only human, after all. It's an error that anyone could have made, one that a Grammy producer DID make, and one that no other person caught. Getting mad about it in the long run isn't going to do anyone any favors.
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With that said, though, it's a little rough considering that this misspelling came at a time when the greater music community was honoring those who have passed since last year's awards show. Taking the time to honor Monteith and then putting up that misspelling, it's like they weren't even honoring him at all.
For a producer working on a show like the Grammy Awards, that's working in the big leagues. Someone got paid to put that segment together, and it just stinks that that's what came out of it.
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