A petition has been set up calling for historical confederate statues in New Orleans to be replaced with statues of Louisiana hero Britney Spears and so far the petition has over 7 000 signatures. It is not known whether the person who set up this petition set it up as a joke or is being serious. On the petitions page it states “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.” and then goes on to list a number of charitable things that Britney has done. Through out the United Sates confederate status are being torn down or discreetly removed after numerous protests by the far left that see them as racist.
Critics of the removal of confederate status argue that by removing of these status it equate to erasing US history and culture. With other point out that many of these confederate status are not rascist as they depict republican hero’s and that it was the Republican party that was formed to oppose slavery in the first place and eventually managed to abolish it, whilst it was the Democrats that at the time wanted to expand it. Last week Donald Trump spoke out about the removal of historical monuments saying
“This week it’s Robert E. Lee — I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down — I wonder is it George Washington this next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?”
What do you think should confederate status be replaced by status of pop stars instead?