Petition Aims To Take Paris Hilton Off Lineup

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Petition Started To Drop Paris Hilton From Lineup

After it was announced that "DJ Paris Hilton" would be a headlining act at "the largest music festival in the world" everyone lost it. So now a petition has been created to "Stop her."

At the time of this writing, the petition to remove Paris Hilton from the Summerfest lineup had received over 5,000 signatures with 7,500 needed. It's unclear what exactly would will happen when the petition reaches the critical mark.

But not to totally blame Paris, the petition calls out the festival itself for signing her.

"You claim to be one of the premier festivals in America and then you go ahead and hire someone like Paris Hilton."

Others commenting on the petition have echoed that sentiment:

"Embarrassing for Summerfest to give in to pop-culture fame versus true musical talent."

"This is not Summerfest. This is Jersey Shore."

View the full petition on Change.org

Summerfest is a massive 900,000-person 11-day festival in Milwaukee, WI. Pretty much the only other known-DJ on the lineup is Kaskade as this point. That makes Kaskade and Paris the two major EDM names of the 95 announced. The festival has seen the likes of Tiesto, Steve Aoki, and Diplo before but electronic music is largely ignored in favor of classic rock, country, and hip-hop.

Several other petitions been started in the past to remove artists, with RiFF RAFF being another recent target.

Original article via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

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