Aerosmith‘s legendary frontman Steven Tyler‘s daughter Mia Tyler shared the picture of the toppled statue of a Confederate general and added: ‘Happy to see these ignorant statues come down.’

The iconic vocalist Steven Tyler‘s actress daughter Mia Tyler has been showing her reaction against the racial discrimination and police brutality during the recent protests. She responded to the demonstrations that took place in the Virginia City and told an embarrassing story about her family history.

Yesterday, the demonstrators in Virginia took down the statue of the Confederate General Williams Carter Wickham in Monroe Park.

Mia Tyler shared the picture of the toppled statue and wrote a long statement supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. She also revealed the unknown facts about her ancestors that she was apparently embarrassed about sharing:

Seeing these statues come down is a major step in the right direction. These are confederate men who fought to keep black women and men enslaved and a whole bunch of other not nice stuff. It’s just another metaphor for what’s been going on for hundreds of years.

We see injustice and just walk by and say it is what it is, can’t do much about it. But we can. We can stand up. We can voice change. We can tear down the injustice physically and mentally. I’ve always felt so embarrassed by my ancestors that I’ve never openly talked about it.

On my mothers side, my great great great great however back it goes uncle was Jefferson Davis, president of the confederate US. The Claytons of Virginia were some of the biggest slave owners and supporters and unfortunately my relatives. But then I’m proud… on my dad’s side, our great great great however back grandmother was a slave. Who had a son named Robert Elliott with her white slave owner. Robert went on to fight in two major civil war battles, survived and went on to have like 18 kids.

If you want to see more you can look up Liv’s ‘Who do you think you are’ episode. It’s pretty cool. Anyways, happy to see these ignorant statues come down. I hope you can open your minds and see how this is a major step in a better world. As a mother of a Son who is mixed race, I’m happy to see the world changing so hopefully he can grow up in an equal and kinder world. ✌🏻✊🏻

You can see the picture Mia Tyler posted on Instagram below.

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Seeing these statues come down is a major step in the right direction. These are confederate men who fought to keep black women and men enslaved and a whole bunch of other not nice stuff. It’s just another metaphor for what’s been going on for hundreds of years. We see injustice and just walk by and say it is what it is, can’t do much about it. But we can. We can stand up. We can voice change. We can tear down the injustice physically and mentally. I’ve always felt so embarrassed by my ancestors that I’ve never openly talked about it. On my mothers side, my great great great great however back it goes uncle was Jefferson Davis, president of the confederate US. The claytons of Virginia were some of the biggest slave owners and supporters and unfortunately my relatives. But then I’m proud… on my dads side, our great great great however back grandmother was a slave. Who had a son named Robert Elliott with her white slave owner. Robert went on to fight in two major civil war battles, survived and went on to have like 18 kids. If you want to see more you can look up Liv’s ‘Who do you think you are’ episode. It’s pretty cool. Anyways, happy to see these ignorant statues come down. I hope you can open your minds and see how this is a major step in a better world. As a mother of a Son who is mixed race, I’m happy to see the world changing so hopefully he can grow up in an equal and kinder world. ✌🏻✊🏻

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