Glasto fans -- never exactly known for their polite reserve and decorum -- have begun circulating a mock petition that hopes to recall Kanye West from headlining this year's installment of the sprawling UK music festival.
"Kanye West is an insult to music fans all over the world," reads the Change.org document, which as of Wednesday morning had crossed 40,000 esteemed signatories (whom, it must be said, do not have to be ticket-holders to sign it). "Cancel Kanye West's slot and get a rock band...We spend hundreds of pounds to attend glasto, and by doing so, expect a certain level of entertainment."
"This egotistical, maniacal, disgrace was a clear oversight."
A headlining set from the Foo Fighters -- who perform another night of the festival -- caused no similar consternation.
Rock fans went through a similar garment-rending over Jay-Z's 2008 headline slot, causing Oasis' ever-outspoken Noel Gallagher to say that "Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music...I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong."
One artist who would disagree is McCartney, who you may remember hails from what is universally considered to be the most influential rock band to ever exist. McCartney played on West's two most recent singles, "Only One" and "FourFiveSeconds," including a live set at this year's Grammys.
We look forward to West replying in kind by proposing a recall of Carlsberg pints and glassing attacks.
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