Justin Timberlake calls for Confederate statues to be removed in home state of Tennessee

Justin Timberlake is speaking out against Confederate monuments in his home state of Tennessee and across the U.S.

In an Instagram post Monday, the singer explained why he’s advocating to have the statues removed.

“When we protest racism in America, people think we are protesting America itself. Why is that the reaction?” he wrote along with a video he reposted from the American Civil Liberties Union. “Because America was built by men who believed in and benefited from racism. Plain and simple.”

PHOTO: Justin Timberlake attends the 2019 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2019 in New York City. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images, FILE)

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