Justin Timberlake added his voice to the growing demand for the removal of confederate monuments and memorabilia amid national anti-racism protests.
Timberlake wrote on Instagram that his home state of Tennessee also happens to be the home of many confederate monuments.
According to him, people protest racism in America because the country was built by men who believed in and benefited from racism.
“There are roughly 1,848 confederate statues of in the US. More than half are in The South, and it’s not acceptable. No one should be protecting the legacies of confederate leaders and slave owners,” the 39 year-old singer added.
In his opinion, to move forward, these monuments must come down.
“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 wrote.