Fox News fans melt down over petition to replace Confederate monument with Missy Elliott statue
Missy Elliott (Shutterstock).

One resident of Portsmouth, Virginia, has come up with a novel plan for removing a Confederate monument in his town -- and it involves replacing it with a statue of rapper Missy Elliott.


Elliott, who was born in Portsmouth in 1971, has scored several major hits over the course of her career, including "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," "Get Ur Freak On," and "Work It."

Nathan Coflin, the man behind a Change.org petition to the Portsmouth City Council to replace the statue, writes that putting up a statue to Elliott will be a great replacement for Confederate monuments that he believes represent white supremacy.

"Getting this statue put up will be a lot of work and you may ask yourself is it worth it?" he writes in the petition, in a play off the lyrics of Elliott's song "Work It." "I say yes and ask you to join me in letting us work it. Together we can put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it."

Fox News reported on Coflin's petition -- and its fans were not happy about it.

Check out some of their angriest responses to the Fox report on the Missy Elliott statue below.