“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.”
Louisiana fans of superstar Britney Spears are looking to lean into current social justice reforms, asking for signatures to petition the city of New Orleans to remove Confederate statues and replace them with the Princess of Pop.
The petition states:
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.
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 organizers are asking Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to consider the change, listing a few examples of her charitable efforts to give back to her beloved home state:
- In 2006, "The Britney Spears Foundation" raised $585,000 for charity, and donated a large portion of it to Hurricane Katrina relief programmes [sic].
- Teamed up with Red Cross in 2016 to raise money for Louisiana flood victims. Along with Ellen DeGeneres, donated $250,000 to this relief.
- Currently donating some of her Vegas ticket show sales to Louisiana schools for flood recovery. The money donated will be contributed to a state fund, which will help teachers purchase supplies and materials.
Do the right thing, the petition implores. “Replace the Confederate statues with an actual Louisiana hero and influencial [sic] human being, Britney Spears”
So far, a little over 27,000 people have signed up. Read more and sign the petition here.
Brit-Brit's die hards aren't the only ones looking to make changes in their favorite artists' home town. GWAR fans have also started a petition to remove "loser" civil war statues from the City of Richmond, VA and replace the effigy of General Robert E. Lee with the likeness of the band's late frontman(?) Oderous Urungus.