Grammys: In Memoriam Tribute Misspells Cory Monteith's Name
A picture of the late "Glee" star appeared on screen along with his last name spelled "Montieth."
This year's Grammys honored Cory Monteith during its in memoriam segment, but the telecast flubbed the spelling of the late Glee star's name.
Screengrabs of Monteith's name -- spelled "Montieth" in the segment -- quickly made the rounds on Twitter, with viewers criticizing the Grammys for the mistake.
Canadian journalist Mike Morrison tweeted "Someone’s getting fired," after the mistake aired.
— Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) January 27, 2014
One viewer tweeted "it's 2014 & no one has spell check? His name is Cory MONTEITH!!! Fire the fact check clerk!," while another wrote "Ohh...
#GRAMMYs y'all didn't spell @CoryMonteith's name correctly...'i' before 'e,' but not this time."
Monteith, who played quarterback Finn Hudson on Fox's Glee, was found dead July 13, 2013. He was 31. An autopsy revealed that the actor died of mixed drug toxicity involving "intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol."
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