Justin Timberlake is joining a growing list of celebrities calling on their hometowns to remove confederate monuments and memorabilia amid national anti-racism protests.
The “Mirrors” singer, 39, wrote on Instagram Monday that his home state of Tennessee “happens to be the home of many many confederate monuments.”
“If we plan to move forward, these monuments must come down,” Timberlake wrote. “But let’s remember: Removing these statues does not erase our country’s vile history of oppression — removing them is a symbol of respect for Black people in America and it’s a step towards progress and actual equality for all.”
Timberlake accompanied his message with a video that he said highlights “the history of the monuments in your own states and counties” from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
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