Chicago rapper Kanye West has received a great deal of praise in a petition that calls for Kent, England’s Canterbury West Station to be renamed Kanye West Station.
The author of the Change.org petition, Mark Kilner referred to Kanye as both “the greatest human being of our time” and “a latter-day Moses.”
“I see this as the first step towards a brighter future when the whole of Canterbury is renamed after Kanye (wealth be upon him); visitors can come and go via Kanye West Station or Kanye East Station (or indeed, Kanye Bus Station), pilgrims can flock to Kanye Cathedral to pay homage to the great man, and the sick and the injured can be healed at Kent and Kanye Hospital (I’d love to see the “Kent” in that last one changed to “Kim” but I accept that might be a step too far for some people),” Kilner wrote.
The petition is addressed to the Canterbury City Council Southeastern.
As of today (December 1), the petition has received a little over 1,500 signatures. Kilner’s petition is several hundred signatures shy of its goal of 2,500 signatures.