Petition Calls to Add Outkast to the Confederate Memorial on Georgia’s Stone Mountain
After the Confederate flag was taken down from the South Carolina State House last week, many have continued to protest other government-sanctioned displays of confederate imagery across the South.
The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP is attempting to do just that with a petition to have the massive carving of Confederate leaders Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson on the face of Stone Mountain in Georgia removed. Many recognize that demand would be quite the undertaking, and one Moveon.org petition has offered a sensible and time-tested peacemaking solution: Add Outkast.
Created by Mack Williams, the petition suggests adding Andre 3000 and Big Boi’s likenesses on Stone Mountain right alongside the trio of Confederate leaders.
“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,” the petition reads. “We simply wish to add new carvings, of Atlanta hip-hop duo Outkast, to the mountainside. There’s plenty of room.”
Williams even offered an idea of how the new Stone Mountain additions should be designed. “I believe that Daddy Fat Sacks and Three Stacks should be carved riding in a Cadillac (as is their wont),” he writes. “This will help the new carving blend nicely with the Confederates who are on horseback.”
The movement has already received more than 4,000 signatures -- one of which may very well be Big Boi himself, considering he's already given the emoji thumbs up of approval and retweeted the petition several times: