People are Petitioning for Confederate Monuments to be Replaced with Statues of Britney Spears and I'm Here for it!
In the wake of deadly Charlottesville protests, statues commemorating the Confederacy have become lightning rods in the broader conversation about racial inequality and white supremacy in America. Last week, some petitioners suggested replacing a Virginia statue with Missy Elliott. This week, Britney Spears fans want to see monuments to the Confederacy in her home state of Louisiana replaced with tributes to the pop star. “Not only has Britney proven her talent, but she’s proven her strength of character by not only overcoming highly publicized mental breakdown, but by continuously working towards improving herself. She’s an inspiration to millions,” the petition reads. “She’s already earned her star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and now it’s time for her home state to honor her with the tribute that she deserves.” The letter calls on decision makers to “do the right thing” and “replace the Confederate statues with an actual Louisiana hero.” At time of posting, the effort had gathered almost 6,000 signatures.
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To be honest, I think that change.org petitions are like the GOP's failed healthcare bill. The more you get into the details, the less sense the whole thing makes. But I am 100% on board with replacing Confederate monuments with statues of the Princess of Pop. I'm thinking a statue dedicated to each of Britney's iconic performances at the MTV Video Music Awards. The only question left is, do we include her disastrous performance at the 2007 VMAs?