90,000 & counting sign petition to have Kanye West removed from Glastonbury music festival

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    Each & every one them should be congratulated ... Every now & again humanity still does the right thing ... Bravo, England !!



    Thousands sign petition to cancel Kanye West's Glastonbury performance

    Kanye West was announced earlier this week as one of the headliners at this summer's Glastonbury music festival, but some music fans aren't happy about it.

    One festival-goer started a petition calling on organizers to "prevent this musical injustice" by canceling the rapper's performance.

    "Kanye West is an insult to music fans all over the world," Neil Lonsdale wrote in the Change.org petition. "We spend hundreds of pounds to attend glasto, and by doing so, expect a certain level of entertainment. Kanye has been very outspoken on his views on music....he should listen to his own advice and pass his headline slot on to someone deserving!"

    Others apparently agreed with him. As of Thursday, the petition has gotten more than 60,000 signatures. By Friday afternoon, that number rose to nearly 90,000.

    In an interview with NME.com, Lonsdale -- an education worker and self-described "rock kid" from Norfolk, England -- called it an "outrage" that West got the headliner slot over a rock band: "Two years ago we had The Rolling Stones playing the Saturday night, and this year we get Kanye West?"

    He also said he initially started a petition as a joke following the announcement of West as Glastonbury's Saturday-night headliner, and that he's got no issue with hip-hop or rap artists.

    "My beef is not with the genre. My beef is with the stage and the fact it's a headline slot," he said, adding that West does not "represent anything. His songs are lyrically appalling," he "totally disrespected Beck" at the Grammy Awards in February and "his [BRIT Awards] performance was just threatening."

    "Glastonbury needs upbeat major artists. Glastonbury is an institution. It is expected that it has the biggest names," Lonsdale argued. "The biggest performers. Kanye does not represent that."

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    how could they be so heartless
     
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    maybe they can get leo sayer
     
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    Better than Kanye West
     
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    They are ignorant. Judging a rare talent, the ONLY music icon of the new generation, based on the type of music he makes ("Reggie muzik"), the woman he chooses to date and a few remarks he makes for the sake of stirring controversy. Never mind the fact that Kanye West is the only artist to have every single one of his albums to receive overwhelming critical acclaim. This is a guy who has spawned international hit singles, brought socially conscious subject matter back to a genre that had lost touch with its contrarian roots in favor of rampant materialism and womanizing, and helped launched the careers of several prominent artists including John Legend and has been awarded the Grammy 21 times- good enough to be ranked 10th of all time behind the likes of Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder...

    But no. These people would rather worship mediocre talents such as Paul McCartney and his feel good catalog of shallow pop songs.
     
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    I was with ya till you called Paul McCartney a mediocre talent.
     
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    Kanye is the biggest threat to peace and safety in this or any other nation. :grad:
     
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    He's so short. Just let him do his DJ act in peace.

    @Kanye West
     
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    Ugh...You know that idiot is going to interpret this as being a misunderstood genius martyr
     
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