Change.org has done little to nothing to make actual change, except for convincing the Food & Beverage Magazine to name the classic Jack & Coke drink a “Lemmy.” But that’s no obstacle for some to make a difference in this world and still hope someone somewhere will listen to them.
Late last year, a new set of artists were selected to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame including N.W.A., Deep Purple and Cheap Trick. While those are very popular artists with a large following, no one can beat Cheap Trick’s fanbase because some intrepid fan decided to make sure his favorite band gets inducted by a worthy character and launched a petition to not allow Pamela Anderson’s former husband and former rapper Kid Rock from inducting Cheap Trick into the Hall of Fame.
The petition reads as follow:
Yesterday , February 23rd, 2016 – a date which will live in infamy – the music lovers of the United States of America were deliberately attacked by forces within the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame seeking to cheapen the induction of Cheap Trick by allowing the honor to be performed by “American rapper-turned-trailer park Bob Seger” Kid Rock.
We, the people of the United States of America with ears, firmly request that you strip Kid Rock, the human manifestation of everything “Idiocracy” predicted, from attending the ceremony, much less inducting one of the most iconic, influential and hardest-working bands in all of rock & roll.
That’s right, by signing this petition, we make it clear that we would prefer that he wasn’t even allowed into the building.
In his absence, we humbly suggest that you consider, well, anybody, because giving the honor to a severed finger in a shot glass would make more sense at this point.
If there’s something that needs to be admired about this, aside from the passion of this guy towards Cheap Trick, is the tenacity to explain the reasons why this should not happen. The petition only requires 100 signatures which in terms of what Change.org does, means absolutely nothing but you can be part of this movement by clicking here.