A change.org petition created with hopes of convincing organizers to remove Kanye West from the upcoming Coachella music and arts festival surpassed 30,000 signatures as of mid-afternoon Tuesday.
The petition demands that the rapper be removed as the Day 3 headliner due to his recent public shots at his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, and her boyfriend Pete Davidson.
“We have watched Kanye harass, manipulate, and hurt Kim, Pete, and others for over a year now. No one seems to want to stand up to him, and the ones that do, he puts under fire as well,” the petition reads. “Most recently, he has been threatening actual bodily harm on others. This is ridiculous that he is allowed to freely do this. Coachella (along with other brand names that are still working with him) should be ashamed of themselves and should not be giving him any more of a platform.”
In addition to his very vocal presence on social media regarding his divorce, Kanye has had social media squabbles with stars and entertainers such as comedian D.L. Hughley and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah over the last few weeks. The rapper also released a music video in which he tied up and buried a Claymation version of Davidson.
Because of some of the statements he’s made recently on Instagram, the social media platform last week banned him for 24 hours, while the upcoming Grammy awards have declared Kanye won’t be performing on the broadcast.
As of now Kanye is still set to perform at Coachella, heading up the April 17 & 24 shows.
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