After two days of total silence from The People's Choice Awards or CBS regarding the decision not to broadcast Supernatural's win in the Best Network Drama category (an award traditionally broadcast), a response has surfaced. Granted, it's hardly a response from a high level manager from either organization, but it's an "official" line.
Ruth Moats, one of our most loyal visitors here to The Winchester Family Business, send official complaints to Proctor and Gamble, organizers of The People's Choice awards and CBS. She received a response from a rep in the PR office for P&G. She has graciously allowed me to share this response.
Thanks for contacting us, Ruth.
We’re sorry you’re upset the cast of Supernatural wasn’t featured on The
People’s Choice Awards. The show is comprised of 43 categories and we made
every effort to showcase a variety of categories on the network broadcast.
Unfortunately, only 14-15 of those categories can fit into a two hour television
The cast of Supernatural was not invited because their acceptance speeches were
not being aired. The cast was aware of this and chose not to attend, but had
they expressed an interest in attending the show, we would have gladly provided
them with tickets
I've read a lot of debate in fan comments the last few days over whether or not the boys were truly invited. So now we know, they could have gone if they wanted, but they never got an official invitation. Ruth has allowed to let me share her response too, which has yet to be answered at this time.
I find this explanation to be totally unacceptable.
The premise of your awards is that they're voted on by the fans and represent who the fans believe as being their favorite.
Supernatural won 2 awards! One of them being BEST TV NETWORK DRAMA! Don't tell me that this isn't an award that should have been showcased on the show.
The last 4 awards proved that your statement below is totally false.
Even the Oscars showcase the technical awards during their program.....
If your show is not going to show the awards because you (your company and producers) don't agree with the winner...then state it!
Don't hide behind false or misleading statements.
The CW is half owned by CBS and Warner Bros. and even though it isn't one of the top, that doesn't mean that you all have the right to shove it to the side.
Nor, do you have the right to dismiss the fans who also consumers from shoving them to the side.
A PUBLISHED WRITTEN APOLOGY needs to be issued and just maybe, and I mean maybe, this situation can be reversed.
Otherwise, I will help to start a campaign to get CBS (who I feel should also take responsibility) to pull this award show from the broadcast schedule.
AND as a consumer, I will stop using Proctor & Gamble products and encourage others to do the same.
Ruth L. Moats
PS. Since I probably will not get a response from you in regards to this email, please take note that this situation will not just blow over. The internet and twitter are quite hot with many unhappy parties, including many fan sites who's administrators are feeling used and abused. You have a PR nightmare situation! Please take this seriously!
So there's the official line as it stands. If there are any new developments in this fan debacle, I'll have it here! Thanks again to Ruth for sharing this very valuable information with us.
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