A Change.org petition from 3 years ago calls for Confederate statues in New Orleans to be replaced with statues of pop star Britney Spears and has recently picked up new steam.
The petition has over 15k signers at this time.
The petition read:
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.
While her contributions are too many to list here, below are 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.
– 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.
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.
Do the right thing: Replace the Confederate statues with an actual louisiana hero and influencial human being, Britney Spears
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