Stone Mountain has been considered a hot button issue in historical landscapes over the past couple of years. Recently The NAACP recently called for the removal of the carving that features the three leaders of the Confederate States of America (Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis.)
While some want the bas-relief destroyed completely, a collective have suggested for new members to be added to the Mountain.
So who did the group suggest? Martin Luther King? Ray Charles? W.E.B. Dubois? Nope. The collective wants to add Outkast to the famed mountain, and their logic behind it is amazing.
“The carving of Davis, Lee and Jackson on the side of Stone Mountain only represents a small, regrettable time in the history of the Peach State,” the petition states. “It’s high time we added a bit more of our history and culture to this monument. 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. We simply wish to add new carvings, of Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast, to the mountainside. There’s plenty of room."
I believe that Daddy Fat Stacks and Three Stacks should be carved riding in a Cadillac (as is their wont). This will help the new carving blend nicely with the confederates who are on horseback.”
You have no idea how much I love the proposal of the cadillac addition to the monument. Whoever brainstormed that idea is the real MVP.
At the moment, the petition has over 4,000 signatures. It also has received a cosign from Outkast member Big-Boi.
All lovers of Outkast should get behind this one. Can you imagine if this came to pass?