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Cory Monteith's Emmy Tribute Cannot Be Denied! Find Out Why Producers INSIST On Honoring Glee Star HERE!

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For reasons we can't comprehend, some folks are diametrically opposed to Cory Monteith's inclusion in this Sunday's In Memoriam tribute at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards!

Thankfully, Emmy producers are standing by their man. The Glee star was taken from us all way too soon, and they plan to honor his memory regardless of any shade coming their way.

Emmy producer Ken Ehrlich revealed:

"It was a rather personal choice, but Cory's appeal was to maybe a little different generation than some of the others we're honoring. We felt it needed to be represented, that at 31, he passed away under very tragic circumstances. And that it was important to be responsive to younger viewers, to whom Cory Monteith meant as much as perhaps these other four individuals meant to their own generations."

How wonderfully put!

It's silly trying to compare who had a bigger impact, but you can be sure most Gleeks will be stocking up on Kleenex and tuning in this weekend!

Ken continued:

"No matter what we do, there will be people who feel we could have made other options, and done other things."

In other words, haters gonna hate.

Cory will be honored alongside the James Gandolfini, Jean Stapleton, and other TV legends who recently passed.

Do U agree with the Emmy producers decision?

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24 comments to “Cory Monteith's Emmy Tribute Cannot Be Denied! Find Out Why Producers INSIST On Honoring Glee Star HERE!”

  1. Lin Yang says – reply to this


    Not to be rude, but I personally wouldn't want to honour Cory. Sure he's a nice guy, but is everyone remembering he died by drugs?
    That's right, he overused drugs and it killed him. Just let that sink in. He's no different to any addict that dies via the same concept.
    While you may defend him by saying "he tried getting help and wanted to get better", but at the end of the day, he couldn't resist the temptation of drug, did drugs behind their back, and died from it.
    There's nothing admirable or honourable about that.

    It would make sense if he died by being a hero, like saving a girl. That's something you should tribute about. But someone dying by doing drugs? Then he doesn't have my grace. It doesn't matter if he was a nice guy or not, he did drugs and died from it.

    I don't mean any disrespect, and I wish him a peaceful death. But honouring him on via Emmy isn't deserved.

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    "honoring", wow…this is hollywood. Maybe "hollywood" and low information people ie, perez, should look up the definition. I'm sure Lea is already picking out a dress for the occasion.

  3. Anthony says – reply to this


    Honor Whitney Houston and many others

  4. Demi's Fat Ass says – reply to this


    You should be sued for milking the shit out of this. GET OVER IT, it was months ago!

  5. lacey says – reply to this


    Good for him. Eff the haters! Cory deserves this tribute.

  6. Sara says – reply to this


    Re: Lin Yang – I understand what you're saying, but I have to say, I think you're wrong. The thing is, he was still a human. He still had a family, and friends, and he touched a lot of lives - even if he was addicted to drugs. I do defend him by saying that he tried to get help and wanted to live a life worth living, and while he might of succumb to drugs, that doesn't make the fact that he fought to overcome his disease any less. I'm one of those people who believes whole heartedly that addiction is an illness because I've been around it and I've seen it. There are people who smoke, get lung cancer and die. It doesn't make them bad people. It means they made a wrong turn somewhere in life and paid the ultimate price. An addiction or a disease in no way takes away from the fact that there are teenagers out there who probably felt like he saved them because he was so courageous in his struggles. I think that's what makes him worthy of a tribute. =]

  7. Zaina says – reply to this


    Cory Montieth wasn't just a nice guy. He grew up in a broken home. He took a risk going on glee. I wanted to cry for him. It always got so awkward when he mentioned it in interviews. You know what though? The man dealt with it.Many people would have a breakdown over that but he did not. Cory was a remarkable young man who deserves to be acknowledged. He was the sweetest man ever. Drugs don't define you. He didn't limit himself… he went further in life and look where he went. Imagine a kid who didn't finish highschool who was heavy on drugs going to hollywood. Cory wasn't some loser. He was star in his own right.You should learn a thing or do from Cory Montieth. I am proud of him beyond words so is little cory. He went somewhere from nowhere. That my friends should be acknowleged.

  8. fancypants66 says – reply to this


    I don't think you should not honor him at the Emmys because of 'how' he died. The point is that he did indeed die this past year. He was on television, hence the Emmy awards. He was a vital character of a popular television show. Why not put him in the memorial section of the Emmys? It's not like they 'pick and choose', is it? I thought all television actors/actresses that die in the previous year are mentioned in the 'in memoriam" section of the program? Is that not correct?

  9. Zaina says – reply to this


    You don't know how that could have affected him. I love and admire beyond words he is a true hero in my book. He could have easily been worse. He didn't that define him. Neither will I. If I could hug him right now I would. Ms. Lea Michele is not a famewhore or milking this. The fact that she took a chance on him says alot about her character. She never judged him so why should we. He should have all good coming to him. Most kids at nineteen do shitty things but he went up and look at him now. He is my hero forever. I love and miss you Mr. Cory Allan Michael Montieth! Rest easy gentle giant and watch over Lea Michele for us buddy

  10. Luke says – reply to this


    Pardon me, but how this young man died has no meaning as to whether or not he should be honored at the Emmys. You are all forgetting that this is an industry award show where members vote amongst themselves to celebrate those of their own community. This isn't the People's Choice Awards - it's professionals in the entertainment industry choosing to pay tribute to one of their own for their contributions.

    In short - it's a private party and you and I just get to watch.

    Look, this guy was apparently was very professional while working and he had almost a decade of experience in the industry. You can't knock him for being young; who is to say what he would have done in years to come - but he was a bonafide super TV rock star for at least the last few years and contributed in a big way to selling the multi-million dollar powerhouse that is Glee. You can't deny his contribution to that and I think it's worth a nod.

    Oh, and by the way - just to be clear - being a "drug addict" isn't a dirty term. These people are worth just as much respect as members of your community as anyone else. People who fall prey to addiction deserve compassion and help; they aren't animals who somehow need to earn your empathy or approval. They are in that state because life knocked them down - try offering a hand up instead of peering down your nose at them.

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    Re: Zaina – Youre so weird…."love and admire beyond words he is a true hero", he's a self absorbed actor that od'd…please use the word hero for the soldiers that are being killed in this senseless war or the brave parents that sent their kid to war. He's no hero …

  12. Zaina says – reply to this


    Re: lacroix – You're the weird one freak, Take you're negativity somewhere else you imbicile. Clearly you have no idea who he was. He was more of a man than you will every be. I think you should go back in your hole now gollum.

  13. Zaina says – reply to this


    Re: lacroix – Oh, and you idiot. He was far from self-absorbed. He was humble beyond words. You should learn something from him instead of judging him. He was a human being. Maybe you should hear his side of the story before you are all so quick to judge poor Cory. I do love him. More people love him more than anybody will ever love you in your lifetime.Grow up kiddo.

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    Cory Monteith touched a lot of people's lives. He was a giving person and not just a self absorbed celebrity. Stop to think of why they are honouring him, above the others, and trust that they know he deserves to be honoured. He is and will always be remembered for being a decent person. He got high and died. He made a bad choice. It doesn't make him a bad or undeserving person.

  15. 15

    And the Jimmy Fallon/Glee Intro is the absolute best.

  16. Katie T says – reply to this


    I think how he died is irrelevant, he is being honoured because of the effect he had on some peoples lives. He was a nice humble guy who touched the lives of many. It may have just been a TV show but he was still an inspiring person, who had a family and friends. Respect the dead and don't be so ignorant, think before you speak.

  17. yvassallo says – reply to this


    Re: Zaina – Did you know him personally? If not, you are one scary person.

    Cory should not be honored without honoring the other who have died this year. In fact, they are those who deserved to honored more than. Dude from Dallas??? JR, had long ass career in television, spanned over many decades and if the Emmy's are going to choose one actor over the rest, Cory is not that actor. I love Glee (well, not anymore) but it just goes to show, ITS ALL ABOUT THE RATINGS. Cory wasn't some phenomenal actor.

  18. vicki malerich says – reply to this


    Re: Sara – I so agree i adored corey so he deserves this

  19. jessy says – reply to this


    Cory was an amazing person , he gave more than he received, not only to his fans, but also to so many persons across the word! he saved homeless people in Canada for god's sake! he passed away so just leave his memory in peace! if you haters don't want to watch the tribute than don't! but just shut the fuck up and don't come here and say that he shouldn't be honored! May he rest in peace. his family, friends and fans will always love him, admire him ,and miss him <3

  20. andrea says – reply to this


    it all boils down to money and ratings. They're trying to get the young ones to watch the award show. He doesn't deserve it, He didn't establish himself as an actor and killed himself with drugs.

  21. LA FEMME says – reply to this


    Cory was nothing more than a junkie! He only the the attention he did bc he was on a current popular show. If he had died after the show had ended no one would of made such a big deal. He went to Canada to get high, lifes a bitch an't it.

  22. Zaina says – reply to this


    Re: LA FEMME – Dude, shut up. If you were smart you would know everybody is defined not by their mistakes but by their grace, optimism and trimuph. Go cry somewhere else about how much you hate Cory. You are so juvienlle

  23. autumn123 says – reply to this


    personally, I don't know this dude. I don't think he deserves it. he haven't proved himself as an actor nor a person. he died because of a drug overdose for Christ' sake. He is an addict, Hollywood is all jacked up in the head. Glamorizing drug use and all. what a shame.

  24. Demi's Fat Ass says – reply to this


    Re: Zaina – You and Cory can shoot up heroin together when you die :)