Jane Zhang Refuses MTV Award, Cites Unfair Treatment

Jane Zhang in Milan for MTV EMAs

Jane Zhang refused to accept her two MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA), as well as participate in any related activities, after being told that she would not be allowed to accept her award on stage and would have to settle for receiving it backstage.

October 25 saw the announcement of this year’s MTV EMA winners at a ceremony in Milan, Italy. Though focused primarily on Europe, the EMAs also aim to celebrate artists from each continent with regional and worldwide awards. This year, Jane was nominated for “Best Asian Act” (officially known as “Worldwide Act: Asia”) and “Best Chinese & Hong Kong Act,” both of which she ended up winning.

Originally, Jane planned to thank her fans for their overwhelming support (since the EMAs are decided by fan votes) when she went on stage to accept her awards. However, less than two hours before she was to appear on the red carpet, MTV notified her team and said that because not all of the winners from the other continents were present, Jane and the other Worldwide Act winners would have to accept their awards backstage.

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Li Yuchun wins MTV-EMA World Act

Li Yuchun with Katy Perry, who won Best Female, at the  MTV EMA
“Why Me? Because I’m Chris Lee.”  –    Li Yuchun with Katy Perry, who won Best Female, at the MTV EMA

Reminding everyone that she would win the president of the world election if her  fans were allowed to vote,  singer  Chris Li Yuchun recently won the MTV EMA World Act, beating other nominees such as One Direction, Justin Bieber, and Exo with over 100 million votes in three rounds of fan voting. Congrats, Li Yuchun!

You can watch her at the Award Ceremony on Youku here.  Also, MTV,   Macau is crying for being left out in “Mainland China/HK/TW/SE Asia.”