For some reason, when I picture the sort of person who signed the 'Cancel Kanye West's headline slot and get a rock band' petition, certain words and phrases spring to my mind. Stuff like 'horrendous personality', 'terrible at parties', 'Top Gear', 'smug twat' and 'virgin' to name but a few. Despite my overtly harsh assumptions, even I never thought any of these bellends would think to level a death threat over something that - let's face it - is pretty trivial.
Emily Eavis, daughter of Glastonbury founder Michael and the person who booked Kanye, recently told The Times this:
"It was not a pleasant world we unwrapped. I had death threats and stuff. It was horrible. It was just crazy. It was getting out of control. We had Time magazine, all the American news channels saying they were going to come down. This incredible onslaught worldwide. It was quite upsetting because we were talking about something that was so exciting and interesting and fresh and brilliant for the festival. Kanye West is making the most exciting music at the moment. He is an amazing force as a performer. For us getting the biggest star in the world was an amazing coup."
Not that it changes the scale of this shitheadedness, but Emily Eavis also seems like the last person you'd wish death upon.
For what it's worth, I doubt any of the culprits will emerge from their mum's basement any time soon - so I reckon Emily is safe.