Fans outraged Aaron Carter was left out of Grammys 2023 ‘In Memoriam’
Aaron Carter fans are seething after the late “I Want Candy” singer was left out of the 2023 Grammys “In Memoriam.”
The lengthy tribute segment honored those in the music industry who died this past year including Loretta Lynn, Takeoff, Christine McVie, Lisa Marie Presley, DJ Stephen “Twitch” Boss, Naomi Judd, Jeff Beck, Olivia Newton-John, Coolio, David Crosby, and many more.
At the same that each of the late celebs’ faces flashed on screens, Kacey Musgraves, Quavo, Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt gave emotional performances to honor those who died.
However, angry netizens flocked to Twitter to point out that Carter, who died on Nov. 5, 2022, was left out of the ceremony.
“Since the Grammys chose not include Aaron Carter’s picture while tributing the passed away singers. I’ll just post my own mini tribute because that’s so sad. Rest In Peace Aaron Carter #Grammys2023,” one person tweeted along with a portrait of the singer.
“Okay but the #Grammys leaving #Aaroncarter out of the tribute has me pissed! wtf!?!?” a second person wrote.
“Why the heck wasn’t Aaron carter included in the memoriam part of the #GRAMMYs ??? That was cold,” a third said.
“They really snubbed Aaron Carter during the death tributes at the Grammys. Just wow. Not impressed. #Aaroncarter#GRAMMYs,” another added.
“Genuinely don’t understand why Aaron Carter was left out of the in memoriam.. he completely changed the teen pop music game, broke so many records, and truly paved the way for so many young pop stars that followed him. #GRAMMYs,” one more agreed.
“Hey #GRAMMYs, f–k you for not including Aaron Carter in the memoriam!!! That’s f–king disrespectful,” someone said, with another agreeing, “They’re definitely wrong for leaving Aaron Carter off. He had hits.”
Carter was found dead in a bathtub at his home in California last November. He was 34.
His family reportedly believes the pop star died of a drug overdose. However, they are still waiting on a toxicology report to confirm his cause of death.
While his cause of death has yet to be determined, his body was reportedly discovered alongside multiple cans of compressed air and prescription pill bottles.
Carter had struggled with addiction and mental health issues for most of his life after coming into the spotlight at the age of 7.