Harvard students protest Tyga

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After Harvard’s College Events Board announced that hip-hop artist Tyga, known for his hit single “Rack City,” will perform at Harvard’s 2013 spring concert, Yardfest, students took to the internet to express their opposition. Harvard student Leah Reis-Dennis decided to take action by creating a petition late on Sunday night on Change.org. The petition protests Harvard’s decision to invite a headliner whose music “promotes sexism and rape culture.”

According to The Harvard Crimson, within an hour, the petition garnered 400 signatures and continues to attract signatures from students and alumni. The petition currently has over 1,000 signatures. The petition states that “Yardfest without a headliner would be better than a Yardest that amplifies misogyny and violence.”

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