Lots of People Are Really, Really Angry With Coachella


SunsetTwo days ago, Coachella revealed its 2017 lineup and lots of festival-goers were excited about headlining acts Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, and none other than Beyoncé. Today, however, word got around that the CEO of the company who owns Coachelle, Phil Anschutz has donated to the Alliance Defending Freedom, a group that “advocates for your right to freely live out your faith.” It sounds nice, but as The Mary Sue puts it, “that means they’re a group of anti-abortion, anti-same sex marriage advocates, who fight in the name of preserving ‘religious freedom.'” He’s also given to the National Christian Foundation, which the Southern Poverty Law Center classifies as an extremist group. Additionally, Anschutz is reportedly a climate-change denier.

Lots of people didn’t know this before, and they’ve taken to Twitter to sound off on the festival. Some are questioning Beyoncé on how she’s going to handle it. Others are encouraging people to boycott.

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