On January 28, the '60th Annual Grammy Awards' took place at Madison Square Garden in New York. During the event, a Memoriam montage paying tribute to artists who passed away in 2017 was shared. Unfortunately, SHINee fans noticed the Grammys left out the late Jonghyun.
Many vented out their frustration and disappointment on social media, stating, "We should talk about the disrespect from the Grammys for not adding Jonghyun in the In Memoriam list", "Jonghyun deserved to be included in the in memoriam at the grammys", "The grammys couldn't even take one moment to honor Jonghyun during the in memoriam.. really gross and pathetic of them."
Fans claim Jonghyun deserved recognition in the Memoriam considering his significance in K-Pop, and also because a suicide prevention performance took place right after the Memoriam.
You can read more of the tweets by fans below.
So upset about the fact that our Kim Jonghyun Oppa from Shinee was excluded from the Grammy Awards 2018 Memoriam Tribute. To all Shinee fans and Shinee, we all know that this is COMPLETELY unfair and outrageous . . . :( :( :(— Kim_Harleny_456 (@HelenAsiata1) January 30, 2018
i'm still frazzled as to why jonghyun wasn't included in the grammy memorium montage especially how it was followed by a performance about suicide but hey that's just my opinion— x t i n e (@bbymaki_) January 30, 2018
they left out jonghyun in the grammy memorial montage,, that is so messed up— ً (@hercafes) January 29, 2018
I'm upset they didn't put Jonghyun in the grammy memorial :/— ang¡e | j (@ftpledis) January 30, 2018