Let’s recap last night: Lebron and the Cavs came back from a 3-1 series deficit to win the NBA Finals, the first for a Cleveland pro sports team in 52 years. MasterChef Canada crowned its first female winner, Mary Berg. Game of Thrones aired its penultimate episode with the hounds eating a meal we wished they’d devoured years ago. We sent extra love to all the fathers out there. Oh, and the 2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards had Toronto’s downtown core on lockdown.
Thousands of screaming fans lined up to get a glimpse of their wanderlust star crushes. From Shawn Mendes to Nick Jonas to the model host of the eve, Gigi Hadid, the event played witness to a bevy of young celebrities, whom were muddled beside YouTube creators and personalities. While some of us wondered these people’s relevance and how many times the word slayed could be overused in a sentence, there were some takeaways worth noting.
Most important: the ongoing support and dialogue surrounding the horrific shooting in Orlando last week, which was a direct attack on the LGBTQ community. After winning the award for iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year, Nick Jonas used his speech to address the fatal massacre and said, To all the families and victims of the shootings recently, we love you, and we have not forgotten you.