To those who say, "But that's all in the past," he said the statues honoring "men who proudly owned and abused Black people are STILL celebrated all over the country."
"It's not acceptable," he said of the roughly 1,848 confederate statues in the U.S. -- adding, "No one should be protecting the legacies of confederate leaders and slave owners."
Timberlake said that, in order to move forward, "these monuments must come down." He added, "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 then asked his followers to also follow the ACLU.