A brand new motion for a Britney Spears monument has turned Louisiana’s statue debate into an actual “Circus.”
A snarky Southerner began a petition looking for to exchange the state’s Confederate statues with one honoring “an precise Louisiana hero and influencial[sic] human being, Britney Spears” — and the response has been loopy.
“Earlier than turning into one of many world’s most essential and influential pop legends, Britney Spears was residing life in a small southern city by the identify of Kentwood, Louisiana,” the petition, addressed to Gov. John Edwards and different lawmakers, reads. “She’s already earned her star on Hollywood’s Stroll of Fame, and now it’s time for her dwelling state to honor her with the tribute that she deserves.”
By Saturday morning, almost 14,000 individuals had signed their names to the proposal, which notes Britney’s “many” contributions to Louisiana, together with donating to Hurricane Katrina victims and being an “inspiration to thousands and thousands . . . by not solely overcoming extremely publicized psychological breakdown, however by repeatedly working in the direction of enhancing herself.”
“She is the TRUE hero of the South!” one signer wrote.
“I’m signing as a result of I can,” one other commented.
Protesters throughout the globe have been toppling racially charged statues in current weeks amid demonstrations over the dying of George Floyd by the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer. In Louisiana, efforts are underway to take away the statues and names of dozens of Confederate leaders from buildings, streets and parks.