60th Grammy Awards Paired Puppies With Comedy Album Nominees

While some applauded the consolation prizes, some scolded the awards

By Justyne Yuen-Lee

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In its 60th year, one would expect the Grammys to be bigger and better than ever before, right? Well, when an awards show draws in over 17 million viewers, then performers, nominees, and of course, the host all prepare something amazing. At this year’s Grammys, Dave Chapelle won Best Comedy Album with “The Age Of Spin/Deep In The Heart Of Texas.” Grammy host James Corden had a surprise in store for those the nominees who didn’t win.

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“I should say to all the nominees who are not going home with a Grammy — I don’t want anyone to be upset tonight, so the good news is nobody goes home empty-handed because all night we will be handing out consolation puppies. So if you didn’t get a Grammy, you get a puppy,” he said.

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Puppies were hand delivered to Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, and Jim Gaffigan. The comedians and audience alike were transfixed with the adorable fluffy packages.

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According to Corden, one of the puppies, Roxie, “is a biter” and Ruby, who went home with Jim Gaffigan, “isn’t toilet-trained.”

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Amongst the Grammy guests close by during the puppy delivery was Anna Kendrick who tweeted, “One of consolation puppies just got walked past me so the night is pretty much downhill from here. #GRAMMYs” She and everyone watching from home were falling in love with the puppies too!

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There were, however, onlookers who disapproved of these consolation prizes. PETA tweeted, “Very disappointed that the #GRAMMYs chose to gift puppies as a joke. Animals are not toys. #AdoptDontBuy

PETA was not the only group voicing this opinion, several at-home viewers disagreed too.

#GRAMMYs I am disgusted that those puppies were used as some sort of prop/stunt – it’s a totally inappropriate way to treat animals.” – @justinaandkimsma

“Why were the #GRAMMYs giving out puppies? I’d like to know where they ended up after the show?! A dog is not a gift, it is a life that you’ve have to treasure forever” – @GreerBFMV

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While we agree that animals should not be treated as objects, we do know that these comedians probably have the means to support them. Plus, if they couldn’t, Kelly Clarkson is out there and wants one of those puppies!

Watch the video here! What did you think?