The Voice Accused of Racism, Rigging Season 15 Winner

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As you may recall from our The Voice finale recap, the Season 15 winner was nothing if not a controversial choice.

(Just a head's up: the tweets we've harvested from the internet definitely contain spoilers on that front)

The fact that the contestants who had been hitting it out of the park week after week were suddenly falling behind struck viewers as odd.

Some suspected a conspiracy -- rigging -- at the network.

Others suspected that racism was responsible.

Some thought that it was both.

It's clear that Twitter would have chosen a very different winner than The Voice did.

And a lot of folks are so upset that they've vowed to never again allow the NBC competition series to darken their screens.

1. The Voice announced its Season 15 winner ...

The Voice announced its Season 15 winner ...
Chevel Shepherd, a white teenage yodeler, won. Viewers could not believe their eyes or ears.

2. Even Sunny Hostin couldn't contain her shock

Even Sunny Hostin couldn't contain her shock
Some would say that this is the most in-touch with Americans that any The View host has been in a while.

3. The results were difficult to miss

The results were difficult to miss
A lot of people felt that, consciously or unconsciously, The Voice's winners won because of their race.

4. Others washed their hands of the show

Others washed their hands of the show
A lot of people vowed to stop watching The Voice. We'll see how many stick to that promise.

5. Did the audience's votes even count?

Did the audience's votes even count?
A lot of reality competitions are "rigged" in that the show will maneuver some contestants to stay longer. It sounds like people think that The Voice is straight-up lying about caring about the audience's votes, which is another matter entirely.

6. Conspiracy theory or hard truth?

Conspiracy theory or hard truth?
Racism is alive and well in America. Did it play a role in handing Chevel an undeserved victory?

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