Justin Timberlake Lauds Removal of Confederate Statues As ‘Symbol of Respect for Black People’

Published: Tuesday 7th Jul 2020 by Rashad

As a Memphis native, Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is no stranger to seeing statues constructed in commemoration of Confederate soldiers.

Now, as those very monuments are being pointed to as painful reminders of America’s dark past of slavery and racial inequality, activists the world over are calling for their removal.  On Monday (July 6), Timberlake added his name to the list of people calling for their elimination.

Taking to Instagram, the GRAMMY winner stated:

“There are roughly 1,848 confederate statues of in the U.S.,” Timberlake said. “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.”

That’s not all he said. Look inside to read his encouraging commentary:

 

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…a state that happens to be the home of many many confederate monuments. 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. ⠀ ⠀ 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. ⠀ ⠀ This is when you hear “But that’s all in the past”. So let’s be clear… those men who proudly owned and abused Black people are STILL celebrated all over the country. ⠀ ⠀ 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. ⠀ ⠀ This video is by @aclu_nationwide, which has been fighting hard to remove these statues across the country. Their Legal Director #JeffreyRobinson has been speaking on this issue for years (you can find more in the link in my bio). Please follow them and learn more about the history of the monuments in your own states and counties.

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The caption reads:

“A lot of you know I’m from Tennessee…a state that happens to be the home of many many confederate monuments. 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. ⠀

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. ⠀

This is when you hear “But that’s all in the past”. So let’s be clear… those men who proudly owned and abused Black people are STILL celebrated all over the country. ⠀

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. ⠀

This video is by @aclu_nationwide, which has been fighting hard to remove these statues across the country. Their Legal Director #JeffreyRobinson has been speaking on this issue for years (you can find more in the link in my bio). Please follow them and learn more about the history of the monuments in your own states and counties.”

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  1. The+Truth July 7, 2020

    Okay … but, what about Janet?

    YES, LET’S GO THERE, JUSTIN!!!!!

      • marilyn monh-O-E July 7, 2020

        Yep they were dating each other’s around that time. They had a deal together and they did for shocking the world. Poor JT takes all the blame while Janet player her victim card.

      • chilepleaseee July 7, 2020

        Exactly. She was in on it. Next case.

      • BeQuiet!!! July 7, 2020

        They were both in on it. He let her take the blame his career soared he used his white privilege that’s what happened. He needs to make it right PERIODDDD!!!!

      • eric July 7, 2020

        @BeQuiet. Exactly!!

      • Fancy BISH July 7, 2020

        Please Janet has being taking her top off way before the superbowl incident and know her fans want to cry about it.

  2. Naïme July 7, 2020

    Can the white boy shut up ? It’s too late now. How many dirts he put black folks through ?

    This is the man who supported the me too movement so can work later with woody Allen.

  3. Fancy BISH July 7, 2020

    He ugly and ruined Janet’s career 😂 💯

    • 1988 July 7, 2020

      Justin and Janet are ICONS. Jason Derulo will never be nothing but generic! 🙂

      • 1988 July 7, 2020

        Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake…..nuff said. 🙂 You can go listen to Dua Lipa and Harry Styles….:) I don’t care if their flat behinds both win Album Of The Year…..LOL. I will be listening to Chromatica, After Hours and Changes Until I Bleed Out…. 😉

        That being said, I still want the $200 “JTH” Air Jordans with that 1988 bravado…but they are sold out. 🙁 Saw them again while shopping for my mom. See, I always put my money where my mouth is. The “Justin” signature written alongside “Tinker” signature is just too much WIN for me. On Flight Club they go for $605. Friend of mine just bought them for $400+. Says their straight fire on feet. Relevance, it’s a 2020 experience. 🙂 Go buy your $20 t-shirt…..lol. 🙂
        https://www.nike.com/launch/t/air-jordan-3-jth

    • Fancy BISH July 7, 2020

      but and again i’m ugly and have no career so, we’re even I guess.

      • Fancy BISH July 7, 2020

        @Clarkson, DAMN RIGHT you are UGLY with NO FLAVOR whatsoever! Like I SAID, don’t make me send a LINK of YOUR PEOPLE lol….woo chile! And to the ones going on about iconic this and that…chile PLEASE GOOGLE the most iconic artists PERIOD 🤣 Then you can break it down by DECADES 🤣 Don’t go there with me…if people STILL buying t-shirts with the LOGO on it, THAT’S most definitely ICONIC 😂 🤳🏽💋

  4. marilyn monh-O-E July 7, 2020

    Y’all need to stop blame on JT. Janet was part of it. Why she wearing the n-I-p-p-l-e gates? Coz she knew JT will tear her bra off and she wants to show off her n/p-p-l-e Gate. JT had been working with black producers and collaborated black artists since his solo career starts. Y’all still calling him racists? Are u F kidding me right now?

    • 1988 July 7, 2020

      Exactly! If the true story that many INSIDERS know comes out it will favor Justin. Haters can keep spewing their evil devilish false narrative but that is why Justin was able to return to the Super Bowl. The truth favors Justin Timberlake and him not even knowing (Janet has stated she changed everything “at the last minute”….which was true…..but what ISN’T TRUE is that it was a “mistake”. No mistakes were made, JT did what he was asked to do at the last minute……..LOL. Why did Madonna work with JT soon after that? Because even she knows who’s fault it REALLY was…lol. Jermaine Dupri knows too!

      #JUSTICEFORJUSTIN 🙂

      • eric July 7, 2020

        Justin said it was a mistake and that it wasn’t that serious. He would not have said that if he felt lied to and blindsided. He also said, “I got my wires crossed” when talking about it again in 2018. All of these interviews are on YouTube. Mind you Justin or someone in the organization was trying to get Janet to return with him in 2018. Why would they be having that conversation with Janet unless they knew she was unfairly treated and that the situation, like Justin said, wasn’t that serious?

      • 1988 July 7, 2020

        I was in the “it’s not that serious” group way back in 2004…haha. Hardly thought about it until the 2010’s. But the fact certain people keep bringing it up like it happened yesterday (16 years ago…lol) I unfortunately must keep talking about it. And I do believe she was unfairly treated. JT says she was unfairly treated. But the group of people that want to blame JT for everything (like it was his idea) are simply TROLLS. 🙂

  5. Only Facts July 7, 2020

    This motherf*cker 🙄🙄🙄 he’s used the black community for clout and has used women for years, especially black women and then ruins their careers. F him.

    • marilyn monh-O-E July 8, 2020

      #LEAVEJTALONE Janet loves that sh#t since the self titled album cover shoot in 1993. She loves her man to grab her Spoiled Milk T-i-t-t-I-e-s

    • Kevon July 8, 2020

      Everyone always use someone to yall…but yet both sides choose to work with each other… the world is full of racist and jealous people 😒

  6. fk that b!thc TRUMP & the h03 that didn’t ABORT HIM When She had the Chance! July 8, 2020

    the one monument Justin needs to topple is his career, which he grew on the back of Janet Jackson…. topple it & through it in the fkn river.

  7. PinotNoir July 8, 2020

    This man comes outta the woods only when he has something duh-tastic to say. I believe he, deep down, admires black culture (he’s an Aquarius & all white Aquarians I know feel a special connection to anything black [celebs count Britney as an Aquarius moon, Madonna and Xtina as Aquarius rising] … even if his materialistic Capricorn side makes him profit off of his black love). And it’s his fear of financial setbacks that prevents him from pioneering pro-black rallying cries. He’s also too family-oriented to upset his likely-racist extended family. I believe he gets high to tune out his Southern conditioning. Wait … am I becoming a JT apologist? Somebody come get meeee!! 😄

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