Almost 14,000 sign petition asking Cardi B to skip 'abusive' RodeoHouston
A day after rapper Cardi B took home the Best Rap Album trophy for her debut release "Invasion of Privacy," an online petition asking the hip-hop star and Instagram celeb not to play the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo logged nearly 14,000 signatures.
The petition, on the Care2 platform, is titled "Cardi B Should Not Perform at this Abusive Rodeo."
It describes the Houston rodeo as "an event chock-full of animal abuse." The petition's author cites the Calf Scramble, "where stressed and scared baby cows are set loose and then chased by children," the Paint Horse Show and the bull riding competition as examples of animal cruelty at the rodeo.
"Cardi B has 11 dogs, that's how much she loves animals," the petition reads. It goes on to note, "She may not know all the ways animals are being abused to make this Houston event go on though. That's why it's up to us, her fans, to ask her not to use her name and popularity to support such gruesome behavior."
But not everyone who signed the petition is an outraged animal lover. Signees are asked to answer the question, "Why do you want Cardi B to not play this rodeo?" Alongside statements about animal cruelty, comments left on the page included, "Didn't like her stance on the Super Bowl," "She cusses in her song 'Money'" and "Because she's so ratchet."