Get ready for the next trend in Internet haterism: online petitions. We’ve already seen how influential these campaigns can be in the case of the violence and negative depictions of black women on VH1?s “Basketball Wives” and “Love & Hip-Hop” but trying to stop an artist who hasn’t done anything wrong from making music is just, well, wrong.
Non-fans of CRunk & B music artist Ciara have created an online petition on Change.org to literally stop the artist from making music. The justification? “We can’t deal with anymore flops in the industry!”
The petition letter reads:
Greetings, I just signed the following petition addressed to:
2012 STOP CIARA FROM MAKING MUSIC CAMPAIGN. —————-
YOU TIRED OF BACK BENDS? SIGN!
YOU TIRED OF FLOPS? SIGN!
YOU TIRED OF CORNROWS? SIGN!
YOU TIRED OF THIN ASHY VOCALS? SIGN!
YOU TIRED OF GUESSING IF IT’S A MAN OR A WOMAN? SIGN!
I SEE A CHANGE IN OUR FUTURE AMERICA!
ESSENCE OF SEAN!
It looks like the effort was just started today but already there are 169 signatures. There’s not a whole lot anyone can do to stop an artist from getting in the studio which means the folks behind this aren’t really trying to accomplish anything they just want to be shady.
I’m no fan of Ciara and I do think it’s time for her to hang it up but her pop-locking isn’t hurting me. Besides I could think of more-deserving recipients of such an effort. What do you think? Dare I ask, will you be signing this?