Justin Timberlake is calling for a change in America and asking the public to join him in the request to remove Confederate statues across the United States.
Timberlake made a passionate plea on Instagram to all of his followers about how he feels given the current political and social changes gripping nations around the world.
Timberlake calls for change
"I’ve been listening closely to the ongoing debates about what to do with these statues — and I really want to take a minute to talk about this," he said.
Timberlake, who is a Tennessee native, goes on to share the truth about history.
"When we protest racism in America, people think we are protesting America itself. Why is that the reaction? Because America was built by men who believed in and benefitted from racism. Plain and simple," he said.
He added, "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."
"If we plan to move forward, these monuments must come down. 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," he said.
Timberlake is not the only celebrity to come forward and call for change. In June, Taylor Swift also called for Confederate statues to be removed and for Juneteenth to be made a national holiday. Many other celebrities have voiced their opinion on the need for progress in not just Hollywood, but the world.