Late rapper, singer, and record producer Mac Miller was not a part of this year's Emmys in the 'In Memoriam' segment and fans were beyond outraged. In between awarding statuettes, the TV Academy decided to honor a few of talented and brights stars who passed away this year. The list contained the names of producers, performers, writers, directors, amongst others all who had passed away in the last 12 months.
Mac Miller passed away on September 7 this year and was not mentioned in the list leaving many fans outraged and upset. Fans took to social media to express their anger and one such fan wrote, "#Emmys Mac Miller wasn’t worth mentioning? Wow. Hollywood is trash". While another fan wrote, "Y’all forgot to pay respects to Mac Miller in the memoriam". Another fan expressed, "Can’t believe that Mac Miller was not included in the Emmys memoriam for people lost this year when many singers/songwriters were included".
A fan was quick to notice that the snub and disrespect was especially surprising given that Mac had starred in his own MTV2 reality show which was called 'Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family' for two seasons that aired between 2013-2014. A fan wrote, "Honestly it’s shady they didn’t put Mac Miller in the In Memoriam part of the Emmys. Like he had his own show smh".
Amongst the people honored was Anthony Bourdain who passed away at the age of 61-years-old on June 8, Aretha Franklin who passed away at the age of 76-years-old on August 16, Arizona Senator John McCain who passed away at the age of 81 on August 25. The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost.
Mac Miller passed away earlier this month due to an apparent overdose. His former girlfriend Ariana Grande was supposed to attend the 2018 Emmy Awards but chose to stay home with her fiance 'Saturday Night Live' star Pete Davidson. She has been distraught at the passing of Mac and her team shared, "Given the events of the past couple of years, Ariana is going to take some much needed time to heal and mend. She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without deadline. She thanks her fans for their understanding," as reported by People.
Last Friday, she took to Instagram to share an emotional and tear-jerking tribute to Mac and wrote, "I adored you from the day I met you when I was nineteen and I always will".