The Academy of Country Music Awards left fans in awe when, for the first time in its history, the night ended with a tie between Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett as Entertainer of the Year.
While the award is sacred among country musicians and fans, some fans weren’t too happy to see it split between the two crooners.
“Of course they had to draw a tie at the ACM Awards Entertainer and make sure a man wins again, he couldn’t let a deserving, hard-working woman have it this year alone.” said a viewer on Twitter. “About this stuff.”
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“ACM Awards with a TIE for Entertainer of the Year?! Generation trophy attendance at its best”, another declared. “The next will be a World Series draw where both teams win! Underdog mentality.”
“Seriously?!? ‘What will you tell her?’ … When you can’t have Entertainer of the Year alone … and it needs to be shared with a man, ” one fan said angrily, referring to Mickey Guyton’s pro-woman anthem “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?”
The viewer added: “You all know that no one compares to @carrieunderwood right now!
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Another Twitter user responded and said Country Music Academy should be “ASHAMED”.
“They know @carrieunderwood is so nice; I would have told them to take the prize and stick it” they said.
“I’m furious. You can’t let a woman win alone. This is ridiculous and so embarrassing”, said one spectator.
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“I don’t understand why they didn’t have another round of voting where people chose between Carrie and Thomas Rhett,” suggested a fan. “Imagine the Super Bowl or a World Series game that ends in a draw.”
However, there were a handful of people who were happy to see both artists take the award home.
“Congratulations x2 to our favorites for EOTY, CARRIE and THOMAS !!! We love you so much !!” gushed a fan, adding a series of emojis.
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“In all seriousness, congratulations to @ThomasRhett too. He always seemed like a kind and genuine guy”, said another. “@carrieunderwood and @ThomasRhett always make sure they give God the glory and they both won tonight.”
A third said the tie was “well deserved. “