The 2013 Emmys made a move that’s already conjuring up anger and will probably turn into outrage by the time the Emmys are over on Sunday night. The 2013 Emmys are offering up honors tonight for a group of actors who died during the year and who have all contributed greatly to the entertainment industry, according to TMZ on Sept. 22.
There are five TV types being honored, all who passed away in 2013. People won’t have much of a problem hearing the names of James Gandolfini, Gary David Goldberg, Jean Stapleton and Jonathan Winters, for this honor, all of who devoted a good part of their lives to the TV entertainment industry.
The fifth person is Cory Monteith, of “Glee” fame and whose drug addiction eventually led to his death. Jack Klugman of “The Odd Couple” fame was passed by and should have rightfully taken the spot given to Monteith many believe today. Many in the entertainment industry today believe that Klugman’s place is up there with the other greats being honored this evening who passed away in 2013.
Several people who are past Emmy winners are upset with the choice to pass by Klugman in lieu of a young actor whose career was nowhere near what Klugman accomplished in his lifetime. This may end up being an embarrassment to the Emmys. This move could start an outrage on the social networks by the time the Emmys come to a close, but it won't necessarily be in favor of Klugman.
The majority of the folks that take to the social networks are of a younger generation than those who enjoyed Klugman's acting for years. There might be some upset fans of Monteith's who take to the social networks to register their rage against the folks who think this is Klugman's rightful place, not Monteiths'. "Glee" is one popular series, so there will be some fans that have a thing or two to say about this controversy.
Klugman’s son thinks it is “disrespectful” to his father and he calls this decision to leave his dad out “ridiculous.” Why would they leave a man who brought so much joy to the masses in “The Odd Couple” and “Quincy M.E.?” Instead of Klugman they picked an actor, who was good at his work, but had been around for just a blink of the eye compared to Klugman’s lifetime of achievements.