Bella Thorne calls out Teen Choice Awards for 'gross' hottie category

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
Bella Thorne is speaking out against the Teen Choice Awards. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bella Thorne has been a regular fixture at the Teen Choice Awards, but even though she’s an acting nominee, she’s taking a hard pass on attending this year. In fact, she’s boycotting the show.

In a series of tweets, the 20-year-old, who’s nominated for her work in the film Midnight Sun and her recently canceled show Famous in Love, went off on the awards show, which gives trophies to music, movies, television, and sports stars. While she has a few gripes, voting is a big one — as well as the “Choice Hottie” category.

At this time in the world, voting for hotties — female or male (there are both) — does seem antiquated. And when you consider that it’s a show for young people, all the more so.

Bella Thorne and Gregg Sulkin at theTeen Choice Awards 2015. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

As for the “rigged” voting system, the website for the awards show claims that voting for each category is done online by fans both on the official website and on Twitter. “You may vote for as many of the active categories as you wish, but you are limited to ten (10) votes per category, per calendar day (based on Pacific Time) and per platform user ID,” say the instructions. “You may only vote for one Teen Choice nominee per Tweet. New categories will become available throughout the Voting Periods. … Votes are tabulated electronically and winners are determined based on the nominees in each category with the highest number of eligible votes.”

A rep for Fox hasn’t responded to our request for comment about Thorne’s posts, and voting continues ahead of the Aug. 12 show, which will be hosted by Nick Cannon.

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