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.
And this is why the terrorists win. WTF is wrong with people?
— Christopher Farrier (@PillowPants705) August 22, 2017
This is bullshit. They never should of taken down the Robert E Lee statue. It is apart of history, u can’t ever change that.
— Nick Panna (@NickPanna) August 22, 2017
Why not Stalin? After all that’s where we are headed. It’s comming an Viginia will be the first communist state
— noble grohe (@walksalone3) August 22, 2017
And you wonder why you get no respect! A plethora of great ppl to honor and you pick someone who is known for “booty shake” Amazing!!
— spot guest (@Spotguest1) August 22, 2017
Blacks are not the only race that matters! Every race have very bad history that should never be repeated! We are ALL God’s children! Peace!
— Michael Hernandez (@mhernan124) August 22, 2017
This is a disgrace! Of course the left want to get rid of our history for their devil worshiping “entertainers.” It’s time to fight back!
— Bucephallus Hatchet (@BucephallusMH) August 22, 2017
Having a overweight over indulgent race card waving lousy hip hop artist to replace a Confederate statue is counter productive
— Timefoxrox (@Phoenixmoona) August 22, 2017