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Petition: Remove METALLICA From Glastonbury Festival

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 @ 9:30 AM


Due To James Hetfield's Involvement With Kodiak Bear Hunt Documentary

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The History Channel is premiering an 8-part series documenting a Kodiak bear hunt in Alaska, which will be narrated by METALLICA frontman James Hetfield. Because of this, an online petition has been launched calling to have metallica dropped from the 2014 Glastonbury Festival bill. The petition was started because some people "believe James Hetfield's support of big-game hunting is incompatible with the spirit of Glastonbury and brings its good name into disrepute."

A Facebook page called "Remove METALLICA From Glastonbury Festival For Their Support Of Bear Hunting" launched on May 25th and currently has over 12,000 likes.

The page's adminstrator's has made the following statement:

"I doubt very much that James Hetfield is the first high-profile big-game hunter to grace the stages — I'm sure there have been many. I do, however, doubt that any of them have had a prime time History show promoting his view that hunting is a good thing to do, on at the same time. This double exposure gives his views extra publicity and acceptability, and this is where we can have an effect… This is about raising awareness and making both METALLICA and Glastonbury aware of what appears to be a large number of people's disapproval."

For more information regarding the documentary, check out the following link: http://conservativebyte.com/2014/05/metallicas-james-hetfield-narrate-kodiak-bear-hunt/


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