Crowd Cheer: Tear Down Civil War Statues, Replace Them with… GWAR?

As America continues to grapple with its past actions, and statues honoring those whose actions may not be as heroic as one reported, one group is suggesting making lemonade with those lemons.

A former member of GWAR has posted a Change.org petition, urging that a statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia scheduled to be removed be replaced with a statue honoring Oderus Urungus, the former frontman of the group.

Virginia governor Ralph Northam said he plans to have the statue removed, and the fans, led by Slymenstra Hymen are letting their feelings be known. As of Sunday, the petition has almost 43,000 signatures. (Hymen even posted one idea of what the statue could look like.)

“Robert E. Lee is a failed war general that supported a racist cause. For too long, the city of Richmond has been displaying statues of him and other loser civil war veterans,” the petition reads. “We the scumdogs of the universe call on the city of Richmond to erect a statue of great local leader Oderus Urungus in its place. While Oderus comes from the planet Scumdogia, he called Richmond his home, working with the local art community and employing local artists and ladies of the night.”

To sign the petition, check out the Change.org site.


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