Celine Dion fans are protesting her exclusion from Rolling Stone’s list of the greatest singers of all time.
On January 6th (IST), a group of angry fans staged a protest outside the magazine’s office to express their disappointment at Dion’s omission from the list.
This list, which was released last week, caused controversy and polarizing reactions from music fans worldwide due to the exclusion of certain artists and the ranking of others.
A group of Celine Dion fans called The Redheads, who are based on Facebook, traveled from Montreal to New York City to protest outside the Rolling Stone office, according to a report in Variety.
The group, which consisted of 15 people, carried signs with messages such as Rolling Stone you’ve hit an iceberg.
The founder of The Redheads, Line Basbous, stated that the group wanted to show support for Celine Dion and make Rolling Stone aware of the singer’s fans’ opinions.
Basbous called the magazine’s list of greatest singers “ridiculous” and stated that the group was confused by the exclusion of Dion and Madonna, as they feel that the list seems to only focus on American singers.
Photos and videos of Celine Dion fans protesting outside the Rolling Stone office, holding placards, and shouting slogans were shared on social media platforms.
The magazine stated that they used an “elaborate voting process” at the time, which included input from prominent musicians.