“Excuse me? Are they not aware that I’m the greatest Kanye in the world? What about that mug I bought for myself – the one that says ‘World’s Greatest Kanye’? Is that mug a lie?”
The Pan Am Games – which are sort of like the Rita Ora to the Olympics’ Rihanna – are currently happening in Toronto, Canada. Just like the Olympics, the Pan Am Games have an opening and closing ceremony, and it was announced on Wednesday that Kanye West will headline the closing ceremony on July 26th. Not everyone is happy with this and according to a Change.org petition titled “Don’t have Kanye West headline the closing ceremony for the Toronto Pan American Games, it looks like Canada doesn’t want him.
CBC says the petition was started by a Canadian person named Allen Simans (damn, I was really hoping Bryan LaCróix was behind this) because he was pissed off that the organizers of the Pam Am Games outsourced the closing ceremony performance to America. Allen Simans suggests that instead of Kanye, they should have picked a Canadian like Drake, Feist, Shania Twain, The Weeknd, or deadmau5. I’m not sure why Allen Simans went straight for Kanye’s nuts, because the closing ceremony performance will also feature Pitbull and Canadian Serena Ryder.
So far, the petition to cancel Kanye’s performance has almost 37,600 signatures, and they’ve issued an ultimatum if their demands aren’t met:
“Toronto Pan Am Games organizing committee please reconsider your decision as we will NOT be attending Kanye West’s show.”
“We will NOT be attending.” How delightfully Canadian. Speaking of, this comment that was left on the “Reasons for signing” section of the petition regarding Kanye’s performance might be my favorite thing about all of this:
“I would rather spend my tax dollars on watching grass grow.”
Only a Canadian would be so polite that they’d write “grass” instead of the much more appropriate “Kim Kardashian’s ass.”