Teen Choice Awards accused of vote fix by online stars


Bella Thorne and Cameron Dallas

Fans and online stars are complaining that their votes have not been counted at the Teen Choice Awards.

Tyler Oakley was the online winner of the night in Los Angeles, getting the award for male web star as well as the prize for collaboration.

Cameron Dallas supporters say award organisers did not take their votes into account and he is the real winner.

Both stars have been trending on Twitter since, as has the phrase "#TeensDontHaveAChoiceAwards".

Bella Thorne and Cameron Dallas
Image caption Cameron Dallas presented the award for choice style icon alongside Bella Thorne

According to the rules posted on the Teen Choice Awards website, winners "are determined using the votes cast on the site".

They add: "Teenasaurus Rox reserves the right to choose the winner from the top four vote generators."

Watch Tyler Oakley and other YouTubers talk about meeting their fans at Summer in the City.

Tweet from Tyler Oakley reading: "Major love to ALL my Internet friends, we are part of something really big right now and y'all inspire me so much. #TeamInternet

Tyler Oakley later tweeted: "Laying in bed thinking about today, can't believe any of it actually happened. 100% pure shock when they called my name. didn't believe it."

Earlier in the evening he posted: "Just met @camerondallas in the bathroom at the #TCAs. Normal. Casual."

Dallas did win an award for choice Viner.

He was competing against Matt Espinosa, Jack and Jack, Shawn Mendes and Lele Pons.

Tweet from Cameron Dallas reading: "I'd actually like to share that award with people who definitely deserve it though, @JackJackJohnson @jackgilinksy @TheMattEspinosa

Dallas posted on his Twitter a picture of a message sent to him reading: "Just heard what went down. Always remember your identity doesn't lay within an award.

"A TCA doesn't define you. Keep doing what you're doing."

It concluded: "You love for God and your fans is what defines you."

Tweet from Carter Reynolds reading: "#TCA2014 is rigged"

Fellow YouTuber and Viner Carter Reynolds congratulated Tyler Oakley on his win but also claimed "#TCAs2014 used all of us for promotion. What a joke."

Teen Choice Awards have yet to release a statement regarding the accusations and Fox - the network behind the broadcast - have not returned requests for a comment.

The ceremony was hosted by Modern Family star Sarah Hyland and Tyler Posey of Teen Wolf.

Sarah Hyland and Tyler Posey

The pair said 165 million votes were cast online for the 16th annual awards, which honour movies, television, music, comedy, sports, fashion and online stars

Other winners included Demi Lovato who picked up choice summer song and choice female summer music star, as well as performing at the event.

Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley from The Fault in Our Stars dominated the night, winning a number of awards between them including choice movie lip-lock for their on-screen kiss.

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