Petition calling for Kanyes to be removed from Coachella yields 30,000 signatures

A petition calling for the removal of the artist, formerly known as Kanye West, from Coachella’s 2022 series has now exceeded 30,000 signatures.

In a description of the application, which has ties to a Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson fan account on Instagram, signature organizer Caramello Marie said Coachella and other entities “should be ashamed of themselves” for having circumvented Ye. The petition also argues that West has recently “threatened others with actual bodily harm.”

At the time of writing, the number of signatures was 30,205 with a target of 35,000. In a recent update shared on the signature page, the organizer said followers “can also find us on Instagram” via the aforementioned Kardashian and Davidson fan page, @kimandpeteupdates.

Of course, this is not the first festival-focused petition from the platform to make headlines. Back in January, frequent Ye collaborator Travis Scott was the subject of a petition urging him to be added back to the Coachella series. The one who followed the fatal crush incident at the Astroworld festival last November was later determined to have used “fraudulent signatures”, which were removed by the team.

“The petition was found to contain fraudulent signatures, which were removed,” a spokesman for told BuzzFeed News about the petition as part of a report released in January. “After further investigation, our team discovered that the petition had produced several fraudulent attempts, which forced a complete removal of the petition.”

On Tuesday, a representative of the Complex said that its “recent review” of the current petition calling for Kanye’s removal from Coachella showed “no irregular activity.” A Ye representative declined to comment.

The full 2022 lineup for Coachella’s return in April also includes other headliners Billie Eilish, Swedish House Mafia and Harry Styles. While Ye previously threatened to pull out of his headline over a viral audience security clip from Billie and a perceived Travis Scott connection, the recent focus on the Goldenvoice-organized festival in Indio comes amid a major controversy surrounding Yes’ recent social media activity.

However, Yeezy does not appear to have been active on Instagram or elsewhere following reports of being temporarily suspended from the Meta-owned platform last week. A West representative later told Hollywood Reporter that Grammys organizers had quoted “regarding online behavior” when they withdrew an offer to perform as part of this year’s awards ceremony.

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