General Larry Platt, famous for his “American Idol” performance of the song “Pants on the Ground,” was honored in the Georgia Senate with a resolution.
State Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, presented the resolution honoring Platt’s participation with the civil rights movement. The resolution, which was read and adopted Tuesday, states that Platt helped organize sit-ins against segregation during the 1960s. In addition, it says that Platt was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday in 1965 during the Selma-to-Montgomery march.
The moniker “General” was given to him by the Rev. Hosea Williams for his actions during the civil rights movement, the resolution states.
Platt, who exceeds the age limit of “American Idol” contestants, performed his song, “Pants on the Ground,” before judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson.