There’s a move to replace confederation statues in Tennessee with statues of a different state icon, Dolly Parton.
The Change.org petition has already collected more than 6,000 signatures. The organizers said that Dolly Parton’s philanthropic heart and inspiring music has changed Tennessee and the world for the better.
Last week Tennessee lawmakers voted against a bid to remove a controversial bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the State Capitol.
The confederate general also happened to be the first grand wizard of the KKK.
While the idea of replacing the confederate monument with Dolly Parton may seem funny, organizers say that the history is anything but.
The sing and songwriter’s Dollywood Foundation has provided books and scholarships to millions of American children.
Parton has also contributed millions of dollars to dozens of organizations such as the Red Cross and COVID-19 research centers.
So far her representatives have no comment on the petition.