Thousands sign petition to ban Kanye West from performing in Canada.
Kanye West is probably one of the most hated entertainers in the world. Recently, thousands of people have signed a petition against him performing in Canada.
The Change.org petition against him is titled, plainly enough, “Don’t have Kanye West perform the closing ceremony for the Toronto Pan American Games.”
The petition—which has over 17,000 supporters—states:
The Toronto Pan Am games have proven to be very important for Torontonians this year and have triggered a unified sense of pride in our city. It would only be just to ask a proud Torontonian (or even a Canadian for that matter) in the music industry to perform, such as Drake, Walk Off The Earth, Feist, Metric, Shania Twain, deadmau5, Crystal Castles, Zeds Dead, The Weeknd, Peaches, K’naan, and many many more!
The options for Toronto artists are far from limited and choosing someone like Kanye West raises several concerns among the people. Why was a local artist or group not chosen and supported, just as our local athletes are throughout the games?
Meanwhile, non-canadian Pitbull is also performing in Canada but, everyone loves Pitbull.