New Petition Wants to Add OutKast to Georgia's Stone Mountain Monument
I'm sorry Ms. Jackson, but your husband may soon have some unwanted company.
While the Atlanta NAACP chapter is calling for the removal of a Confederate sculpture at the public Stone Mountain Park, local hip-hop fans are pushing for an addition to the monument -- André 3000 and Big Boi. A new petition started Tuesday wants to add Atlanta rap icons OutKast, riding in a Cadillac, alongside Confederate leaders Jefferson Davis, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Robert E. Lee on the 90-foot-high, 190-foot-wide sculpture.
"By no means do we wish to erase or destroy the current carving, which, regardless of its context, is an impressive and historic work of art. We simply wish to add new carvings, of Atlanta hip-hop duo Outkast, to the mountainside. There's plenty of room," says the tongue-in-cheek petition initiated by a man named Mack Williams.
The petition continues, "I believe that Daddy Fat Sacks and Three Stacks should be carved riding in a Cadillac (as is their wont). This will help the new carving blend nicely with the Confederates who are on horseback."
On Wednesday, Big Boi gave the petition a thumbs up on Twitter:
So far, the petition has 1,706 signatures with a goal of 2,000 to be delivered to the Georgia State House, the Georgia State Senate and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.
"Outkast are two of the greatest Georgians in the history of our state," the petition states. "It's about time the Empire State of the South paid proper tribute to them, while also improving a great monument and tourist attraction."