Justin Timberlake has made a passionate plea for change in his home state of Tennessee.
In an Instagram post, Timberlake joined Taylor Swift in urging officials to take down or relocate Confederate memorials in the midst of the country’s national reckoning about racial justice.
“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,” Timberlake wrote. “If we plan to move forward, these confederate monuments must come down.”