Last week, Virginia’s Democrat Governor Ralph Northam announced plans to remove the statue amid the Black Lives Matter protests following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.
And then, the petition has been started to remove Lee’s statue and replace it with GWAR icon Oderus Urungus, aka the late Dave Brockie.
“Robert E. Lee is a failed war general that supported a racist cause,” petition reads. “For too long, the city of Richmond has been displaying statues of him and other loser civil war veterans.
“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.”
The campaign has even drawn the support of former GWAR member Danielle Stampe, aka Slymenstra Hymen, who shared the news on Facebook.
At the moment of this writing, petition has reached 29,000 signatures. You can sign the petition here.