Hollywood’s largest evening took a second to honor the celebs who’ve fallen, however followers observed that ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera was neglected of the In Memoriam section.
Naya Rivera was as soon as once more left of an In Memoriam section, this time through the 2021 Oscars. Although the montage appeared to acknowledge all those that handed — as names and pictures flashed on the display at a speedy tempo — one was lacking: Naya Rivera. Naya’s title and picture weren’t included through the In Memoriam that aired through the present, nor was she included within the full gallery on the Oscars web site. Immediately, Naya’s followers observed the snub.
“Leaving naya rivera out of the in memoriam is disrespectful. not even a point out on the web site,” one fan tweeted. One other wrote, Rattling. #Oscars Couldn’t even put her within the web site memoriam? Like consider it or not Naya had a huge effect on right this moment’s society as nicely. She deserves to be remembered. Her legacy deserves to be KNOWN! @NayaRivera I’ll at all times combat for you”
— savannah nicholo (@savannahnicholo) April 26, 2021
Rattling. #Oscars Couldn’t even put her within the web site memoriam? Like consider it or not Naya had a huge effect on right this moment’s society as nicely. She deserves to be remembered. Her legacy deserves to be KNOWN! @NayaRivera I’ll at all times combat for you! 💕
— Summm ☀️ (@JoyfulSummer34) April 26, 2021
@TheAcademy Once more I’m deeply disenchanted in your lack of recognition of girls of color. In memoriam you ignored the profound cultural affect of an excellent Afro-Latinx lady whom we tragically misplaced since your final broadcast- @NayaRivera deserves higher.
— ariel_rainbowlion (@ari_rainbowlion) April 26, 2021
Naya tragically handed away on the age of 33 in July 2020. She went swimming along with her then 4-year-old son Josey on Lake Piru in California and unintentionally drowned. She first went lacking on July 8, and her physique was discovered on July 13.
With the 93rd Academy Awards promising a complete totally different expertise — “It’s going to really feel like a film,” producer Steven Soderbergh stated forward of the Apr. 25 broadcast – it was unclear how this yr’s present would deal with the “In Memoriam” section or keep away from any potential snubs. Viewers discovered when the Oscars paid tribute to a few of the stars who handed away the earlier yr with a montage scored by Stevie Marvel‘s “As.” Although the Oscars have the repute of at all times working lengthy and by no means ending on time, the present remains to be too brief to correctly acknowledge and/or recognize everybody who has handed away within the calendar yr.
Ergo, there may be at all times an outcry over the “In Memoriam” section. In 2020, Luke Perry and Cameron Boyce have been neglected of the tribute. Whereas each males are predominantly identified for his or her work in tv, Luke appeared in As soon as Upon A Time…In Hollywood (which was nominated for Finest Image that yr) and Cameron starring within the Grown Ups movies alongside Adam Sadler. The omission angered followers who argued that each “deserved higher.” A day after the ceremony aired, Tori Spelling stated that “Now two of essentially the most artistic and proficient males I’ve ever identified, beloved, and misplaced haven’t been talked about within the #oscars memoriam,” referencing each Luke and her father, Aaron Spelling.
Most just lately, the Grammys got here below hearth for its 2021 “In Memoriam” section. Regardless of the present getting rave evaluations (“Final evening was the very best Grammy present ever, by an absurd margin,” wrote Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield) it nonetheless didn’t get every thing proper. The section failed to incorporate Naya, who was nominated twice for a Grammy whereas a part of the Glee solid. The section additionally got here below hearth for the way it dealt with Eddie Van Halen, which centered on one in all his iconic guitars whereas enjoying a short video of him performing his legendary “Eruption” guitar solo. “I didn’t understand that they’d solely present Pop for 15 seconds in the midst of 4 full performances for others we had misplaced,” wrote his son, Wolfgang Van Halen, and Loudwire famous what number of different rockers criticized the all-too-brief point out for such a pioneering expertise.