NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Nashville-raised actress Reese Witherspoon has made her stance on the issue of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue in the Tennessee state capitol clear.
In a tweet on Wednesday night, Witherspoon tagged Governor Bill Lee as she retweeted a Forbes article regarding the bust.
Witherspoon called the statue a “disgusting symbol of racism” and called for its removal.
Legislation that would have stopped the designation of Nathan Bedford Forrest Day on July 13 entirely did not pass.
However, the governor was relieved of the requirement to issue a proclamation honoring Forrest.