1K Sign Petition to Stop Phil Collins From Un-Retiring

So, not everyone is an 'In the Air Tonight' superfan, then?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2015 10:02 AM CST

(Newser) – It's hard to believe the world could be anything other than thrilled at the news that Phil Collins is un-retiring, but apparently there are more than 1,000 people who are not, in fact, happy about it. That's per a Change.org petition started by New York's Brian Pee, title: "Phil Collins must be stopped." The petition, which Pee wants to send to the UN, notes, "There is far too much suffering in the world as it is. This must be stopped." The comments are pretty golden: "Save us all. The world will implode if he has a duet with Taylor Swift," reads one. And then there's this: "If we can send people to space, then we can stop Phil Collins. Or send Phil Collins to space."

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As Mashable notes, however, a dueling petition titled "Welcome Back Phil Collins!" has been started by San Diego's Michael O'Neal, who plans to send a welcome back letter to Collins if enough people sign. However, as of this writing, only 23 people have. Not surprisingly, the comments on O'Neal's petition aren't quite so hilarious, although Ben Thompson of Dublin, Ireland, would like the world to know that "Phil is a legend and was once my neighbour!" (While we're on the subject, what do you think "In the Air Tonight" is about? Yeah, you're probably wrong.)

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