Justin Timberlake wants Nathan Bedford Forrest bust removed from Capitol


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —Superstar Justin Timberlake is echoing calls for Confederate monuments to come down, including the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust in the Tennessee Capitol.

Quote tweeting an ACLU post about the bust, Timberlake wrote," 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 benefited from racism. Plain and simple.

If we plan to move forward, these confederate monuments must come down."

The debate over whether the bust of Forrest, a Confederate general and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, should stay at the Tennessee State Capitol has been going on for years, but recent protests for racial equality have reignited calls for it to removed.

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