Prominent Defender of Confederate Monuments Cheers Big Easy Magazine’s Potential Demise

Just yesterday, upon learning about Big Easy Magazine’s fundraiser to keep the magazine alive, Mimi Owens – local revisionist history author who has publicly praised Robert E Lee as a hero – cheered on Big Easy Magazine’s potential demise. 

In response to a post by our magazine, the online home for progressive New Orleans, pleading with supporters to raise money for our continued existence, Owens, a fierce advocate of the now removed Robert E Lee monument as well as other Confederate monuments in the city, responded: “Yay, there is hope for this city after all! I feel a shift coming. The return to common sense.” 


Mimi Owens served on the Monuments Relocation Committee and is responsible for creating the Forever Lee Circle beads last Mardi Gras. She is also the administrator of the Forever Lee Circle Facebook group, and was subsequently banned for life as a guest rider by the Krewe of Freret for her Confederate monument bead throws. 

For Mimi Owens and her allies, our plea for funds is seen as a victory for the local neo-confederate movement. Our downfall would do nothing but validate her response. 

Since our inception, Big Easy Magazine has exposed hatred, bigotry, racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, and xenophobia. We’ve exposed hate groups and their motives, and we’ve examined the root causes of local injustices. We’ve reported on and covered issues such as race, socioeconomic and environmental injustices, and other important issues that matter to New Orleanians. In the face of adversity and pushback, our writers have boldly spoken truth to power. 

If Mimi and her allies had it her way, they would set the clock back 250 years. We cannot afford to allow neo-confederates to win this war. They know that every day we exist, we expose hate with truth, and push the human race forward. Help us continue pushing forward. We need your help to stay alive! 

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7 thoughts on “Prominent Defender of Confederate Monuments Cheers Big Easy Magazine’s Potential Demise

  1. Re writing Confederate history to falsely claim that the Civil War was predicated by racism or slavery is not only a blatant ignorance of history but a disgrace to humanity by intentionally inciting racial hatred and perpetuating fake history.

  2. If you produced a quality product, you wouldn’t have to beg. Have you thought about maybe getting some better writers?

  3. For the city to be rid of this racist hack of a magazine would only be a positive. Who would donate to keep it alive. I too hope you are gasping for your very last breath!

  4. “New Confederates”?
    There’s nothing new about me.
    My blood has been in Dixie since the American Revolution.
    I am from here, as are my long line of ancestors.
    I am a Confederate.
    I am mixed race as is my wife and our 4 children. It isn’t hate or racism that drives us. It is love for the South and our families. That they were the only ones to put into check the corruptive power of a federal government.
    And we’re not going anywhere. scalawags.

  5. Maybe Take ‘Em Down NOLA and the local Antifa chapter will donate big bucks to help you? Or ask Mitch! And it’s not “New Orlenians.” (I guess spellcheck couldn’t catch that.)

  6. The sooner you are out of business, the better. If you can’t make it in the marketplace, that means that NO ONE is willing to pay for your message. Ever wonder why far-left radio shows can’t make it? Because only the ANTIFA crowd is buying into your CRAP.

  7. This article isn’t journalism in any sense of the word. It is nothing but a web of lies and libel directed towards someone who has a different perspective than you do. Mimi Owens is not a “history revisionist.” It is your side that is trying to change history. Conservatives do not wish to “set the clock back 250 years.” That is what Mimi is: A Conservative. Frankly, she should sue you for libel. Your magazine would be a disgrace to bird shit if used to line a bird cage.

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