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Kanye West Announced as Glastonbury Headliner, Angry Petition Ensues

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Kanye West Announced as Glastonbury Headliner, Angry Petition Ensues

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Not everyone likes Kanye as much as Kanye, and this is particularly true of some Glastonbury Festival ticket holders.

After the festival’s organizer, Emily Eavis, announced via Twitter that Kanye will be headlining the Pyramid stage the Saturday night of the festival, one angry music fan went as far as to start a petition, which already has 12,500 supporters.

Dubbed “Cancel Kanye West’s headline slot and get a rock band.” the petition also has a fierce comments thread, which includes such eloquent jabs as “Kanye West is a cunt!” and “He’s a gay fish.” Ouch.

Though some of the more harshly worded comments (or, as the petition site dubs them, “reasons”) are a little extreme, perhaps choosing Kanye to headline a festival that claims to be built on the ethos of “Hippie, counterculture and free festival” ideals is slightly inappropriate. But then again, what festival hasn’t hopped on the mainstream bandwagon. These idealistic petitioners are probably kidding themselves, but we dig their bravado.