April 18, 2024

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Petitioners want Louisiana’s Confederate statues replaced with Britney Spears

A new movement for a Britney Spears monument has turned Louisiana’s statue debate into a real “Circus.”

A snarky Southerner started a petition seeking to replace the state’s Confederate statues with one honoring “an actual Louisiana hero and influencial[sic] human being, Britney Spears” — and the response has been crazy.

“Before becoming one of the world’s most important and influential pop legends, Britney Spears was living life in a small southern town by the name of Kentwood, Louisiana,” the petition, addressed to Gov. John Edwards and other lawmakers, 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.”

By Saturday morning, nearly 14,000 people had signed their names to the proposal, which notes Britney’s “many” contributions to Louisiana, including donating to Hurricane Katrina victims and being an “inspiration to millions . . . by not only overcoming highly publicized mental breakdown, but by continuously working towards improving herself.”

“She is the TRUE hero of the South!” one signer wrote.

“I’m signing because I can,” another commented.

Protesters across the globe have been toppling racially charged statues in recent weeks amid demonstrations over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer. In Louisiana, efforts are underway to remove the statues and names of dozens of Confederate leaders from buildings, streets and parks.

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