The left-wing campaign to pull down Confederate monuments has gone pop, as more than 10,000 people have signed a petition to replace the Confederate monument in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia, with a statue of rapper Missy Elliott.
The author of the petition, Nathan Coflin, says Elliott “encapsulates the culture and spirit of the city.” “Hailing from humble beginnings as the only child of a power company dispatcher and a welder at Portsmouth’s lauded naval shipyard,
she rose to become a platinum recording artists with over 30 million albums sold. All this without even once owning a slave,” the petition reads. “Together we can put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it.” “Missy is all of us. Missy is everything the Confederacy was not,” it adds. Coflin plans to deliver the petition to City of Portsmouth Mayor John L. Rowe, Vice Mayor of Portsmouth Paige Cherry, Councilman Bill Moody Jr., and other locally elected officials. READ MORE