Ben Deserves Better Than This. sign now

We, the undersigned, have a duty to let Yellowcard know how we feel about their decision to remove the heart of their band. While at this point all we have are rumors, it is becoming increasingly clear that certain band members are pushing for the ousting of band founder Ben Harper.

As Yellowcard fans we have supported this through more turmoil and drama than we can even remember. We've seen them lost to MTV, yet we stayed strong and supported them. It's not about how many albums you sale if you step over and forget all those who helped you get to this point. The band name "Yellowcard" used to stand for something, used to mean something, and used to have credibility. We, as fans, need the band to realize that it was the fans (and the band's long standing dedication to the fans) that got them to the point they are at now. Without Ben, there would be no Yellowcard. Without Ben, there never would have been the atmosphere around the band that made so many die hard fans. And, furthermore, as a signee of this petition, we pledge to stop supporting (purchasing CDs, merchandise, or show tickets) the band if they decide to surgically remove the heart of the band.

No one in the band is perfect. We've seen that in fist-fights, balcony jumping, leaving the band, returning to the band, alcohol abuse, and many, many other examples. Yet, through it all the band stood in solidarity: together. The removal of Ben Harper, the keystone of the band, is like tearing out the heart of a patient. If the band could get through all of the other drama by staying together as a whole, and discussing it as a band, why not now? The fame, the fortune, and the business that has become 'Yellowcard' - will never be as important as the kids who filled your venues when you were nobodies.

This is our last hope of reaching you. If you decide to become everything you used to hate ... that decision is yours; however if that decision is made, we (those who have been here the longest) no longer want be a part of your story. It's apparent that you can be successful without a die-hard fan base, we see it on TV every day. However, remember that in 20 years, when you look back on what your band was, you have to live with the reality of what you became.

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Latest Signatures

  • 07 January 2016556. Kristina B
    Let Ben stay!!!
  • 02 January 2016555. Jimmy M
    I support this petition
  • 30 December 2015554. Albert Cervantes
  • 22 December 2015553. Alex Nichols
    I support this petition
  • 17 December 2015552. Chris S
    I've been a fan since One For the Kids after hearing three songs from that album on I've never agreed with removing a band member from a band I love, especially if the only reason for it is because that band gets bigger. It's even worse when they
  • 20 November 2015551. Sean P
    I support this petition
  • 27 October 2015550. Alex B
  • 18 October 2015549. Cristina Maria
    Keep Ben Jammin
  • 17 October 2015548. Lindsay R
    i think its a terrible thing to do, I think if Yellowcard is strong enough they can work this out. without Ben, there is no Yellowcard.
  • 15 October 2015547. Taylor B
    Please, keep Ben.
  • 10 October 2015546. Diana Jf
    I strongly urge you to reconsider this erroneous decision.
  • 07 October 2015545. Isaac Branch
    I support this petition
  • 01 October 2015544. Cameron Briggs
    Please don't do this.
  • 01 October 2015543. Miguel N
  • 04 September 2015542. Jessie Cook
    I support this petition
  • 03 September 2015541. Kirt Leach
    Ben FOUNDED this band if you are going to oust him at least change your name.Dont carry on success with the name he created.Do it yourself.
  • 06 August 2015540. Reis H
    One For The Kids...then One For The One For The Money?
  • 20 July 2015539. Jason R
  • 13 July 2015538. Jamie D
    A Yellowcard without Ben is no Yellowcard. He is a vital part of the band, the heart of it.
  • 12 July 2015537. Ryan T
    I support this petition
  • 01 July 2015536. Mason J
    Get it together fellas, for the kids
  • 21 June 2015535. Ryan Mcintyre
    YC will suck without Ben. I will never buy another disc. Try me if you think i am kidding. Merch, discs, everything. No more YC for me. Douchebags! Keep singing for lil girls. They'll forget you and move on to the next trend. And you wil have nothing afte
  • 30 May 2015534. Kane Friedman
  • 26 May 2015533. Ryan D
    I thought you guys stood by what appeared to be real friendship and well founded relationships with your band members. Seeing you guys was not only a good rock show, but it was a good chance to see what a real tight band looked like when they enjoyed them
  • 07 May 2015532. Jessica Hopkins
    Sorry guys, just wouldn't be the same without Ben.
  • 19 April 2015531. Jeremy S
    yellowcard cant live without ben
  • 18 April 2015530. Jenny James
    I support this petition

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