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Cory Monteith Will Be Honored At The Emmys, And Some People Are Upset About It
A big tribute is in the works for Cory Monteith at the upcoming Emmy Awards, reports Deadline Hollywood, and not everybody is happy about it.
Emmy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich told the entertainment site that “Something that reflects an homage” is in the works, but "what the extent of that is, or how we’re going to approach it… well, it’s too early to tell."
Ehrlich added that the pressure to put together a special segment for Monteith was more intense because the 31-year-old actor died so recently.
“The reason we’re getting all of this discussion now is because he passed away two weeks ago," he said. "But we are going to deal with it.”
However, it appears as though not everyone watching is on board with paying tribute to Monteith. In a series of surprisingly uncouth comments, Deadline readers suggest that the actor doesn't deserve his own segment.
Indrid Cold wrote, "God rest his soul, but has he done something else — ANYTHING else — to earn such a tribute?"
A commenter going by srsly? added: "Can’t we save the big tributes for people who have been working in the industry for years, who have a huge recognizable body of work, who are beloved and recognized by all (or even most)? Of course it’s a tragedy that he died, but I couldn’t have even told you his name before this happened. Glee is a single hit show and that is his fan-base. Maybe an anti-heroin PSA during the telecast would be more fitting."
And GLC simply said: "With all due respect- Why? He died of a heroin overdose and we’re honoring him with a special tribute?"
Monteith was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver of a heroin overdose in mid-July.