Petition calls to rename city of Columbus, OH, in honor of Guy Fieri

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Celebrity chef Guy Fieri smiles before Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

(CNN) – A petition to rename the city of Columbus, Ohio, has more than 17 thousand signatures.

Tyler Woodbridge says the community needs a new name altogether. His online petition argues for calling it “Flavortown” in honor of celebrity foodie, and Columbus native, Guy Fieri.

Christopher columbus is criticized for his cruelty to indigenous people. The city is also taking down his statue, which is currently in front of City Hall.

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