Kanye West’s fame may be worldwide, but he’s apparently lacking in fans in the United Kingdom.
It was just a few days ago that West was blasted about his ‘disrespectful attitude’ and ‘materialism’ by a group proclaiming to be the infamous Anonymous hacktivist organization (click HERE if you missed that), well now he’s being blasted for those same personality traits yet again!
West is scheduled to headline during England’s prestigious Glastonbury Festival this Summer, and the announcement has prompted nearly 60,000 presumed rock-enthusiasts to sign a petition demanding that organizers cancel ‘Ye’s performance.
“Kanye West is an insult to music fans all over the world,” wrote petition-starter Neil Lonsdale, apparently speaking for music fans all over the world (or, at the very least, the U.K.). “This egotistical, maniacal, disgrace was a clear oversight,” he continued. “There is still time to correct this.”
According to SPIN magazine, a petition was started to remove West from the Glastonbury schedule earlier this week.
It was originally started as somewhat of a joke, but has managed to go viral and has so far garnered over 60,000 signatures!
In a recent interview with NME, Lonsdale compared Kanye (unfavorably) to the Rolling Stones, who headlined Glastonbury’s Saturday proceedings in 2013; he also claimed that his distaste for West has nothing to do with race or a general bias against hip-hop.
According to Lonsdale — who will be attending the festival for the first time (!) this year — Kanye West, the man behind songs like “Who Will Survive in America” and “New Slaves,” doesn’t “represent anything.”
The Norfolk resident added that West “totally disrespected Beck” at the Grammys and went on to tell NME that Yeezy isn’t a big enough of an act to headline Glasto. (Ed. note: SPIN has given Mr. West “Album of the Year” more times than any other artist.)
“Glastonbury needs upbeat major artists,” he said. “Glastonbury is an institution. It is expected that it has the biggest names. The biggest performers. Kanye does not represent that.”
It’s interesting that Kanye’s attitude is getting all this attention lately. It’s not like it’s changed much over the years. But then… I guess that’s the point.