The Chainsmokers won their first ever GRAMMY yesterday, in the Best Dance Recording category, for their song “Don’t Let Me Down” with Daya. They also presented the award for Best Rock Song, which ended up going to David Bowie for “Blackstar.” As Bowie passed away last year, The Chainsmokers accepted the award on his behalf.
Both of these events combined, it seems, sent a lot of people into a rage spiral. Twitter lit up with comments from plenty of people who were entirely disgusted or unhappy with their award, with their presence, with their… everything. Not featured in this article are the multitude of tweets from those like Zedd, Demi Lovato, Laidback Luke, Showtek and more who congratulated them on their win.
On winning a Grammy:
— Hannah ♡ (@shawnminnesota) February 13, 2017
— Daniel Preda (@MisterPreda) February 12, 2017
I'm not understanding how The Chainsmokers got a GRAMMY before Biggie, Tupac, Nicki Minaj & Katy Perry. pic.twitter.com/uxsRPC8Rl4
— 〰️ (@chartflops) February 12, 2017
the chainsmokers' parents gotta be proud bc they won a grammy but also kinda embarrassed bc their son is one of the chainsmokers
— tom, of the corn (@tom_harlock) February 13, 2017
When do The Chainsmokers win their award for "best song you always hear on the satellite radio preview channel but don't know who sings it"?
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) February 13, 2017
On accepting David Bowie’s award on his behalf:
The Chainsmokers should not be allowed to touch David Bowie's Grammy award #GRAMMYs
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) February 13, 2017
The Chainsmokers just accepted an award on behalf of David Bowie, if you needed another reason to believe life is a sick joke
— Austin Gebbia (@austin_gebbia) February 13, 2017
David Bowie didn't die for the Chainsmokers to hold his Grammy while fucking up a TelePrompTer reading
— tom mckenna (@tmckenna1) February 13, 2017
Two boys in their boxers beat Rihanna and then the Chainsmokers accepted David Bowie's award Grammy's more like kill me
— Melanie Ehrenkranz (@MelanieHannah) February 13, 2017
I PROMISE DAVID BOWIE DID NOT WANT THE CHAINSMOKERS TO ACCEPT ON HIS BEHALF
— Rembert Browne (@rembert) February 13, 2017
The Chainsmokers are accepting an award on behalf of David Bowie this is why the Grammys suck UGH *SLAMS DOOR*
— Zoe Camp (@jzcamp) February 13, 2017