BTS Donate 1 Million Dollars To The Black Lives Matter Movement
The favorite K-pop sensation BTS has donated 1 million dollars to the Black Lives Matter movement. The money is a combination of the group and their record label Big Hit Entertainment. It was transferred to the organization at the start of the previous week. As much as we want to know what the thoughts of the talented Korean boys are about this donation, there seem to be no comments from them yet. However, the managing director of the organization, Kailee Scales, said, “Black people all over the world are in pain at this moment from the trauma of centuries of oppression.”
BTS Moves Black Lives Matter After Hefty Donation
The managing director of the organization further thanked the contribution by BTS and revealed that they were moved after receiving the sum from them, proving that they have allies all over the world. For BTS, they also voiced out their support in favor of the Black Lives Matter and the protests happening all over the United States, and even Europe now.
“We stand against racial discrimination. We codemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together. #BlackLivesMatter”
우리는 인종차별에 반대합니다.
우리는 폭력에 반대합니다.
나, 당신, 우리 모두는 존중받을 권리가 있습니다. 함께 하겠습니다.
We stand against racial discrimination.
We condemn violence.
You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together.#BlackLivesMatter
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) June 4, 2020
Interestingly, the K-Pop fans have been very active during the protests happening across the United States. When a counter-trend to the BLM started to trend, #WhiteLivesMatter, the fans worked to take it down and hijack it with their posts by posting music and other k-pop videos. They eliminated the racist posts under the trend and posted several fan-cam footage and other content as well.
Alongside BTS, other stars such as Jennifer Aniston and Warner Music have also come out to donate to the organizations fighting for racial justice in the country. Aniston donated 1 million dollars, whereas the music company gave away 100 million to the cause.
The protests around the US come after a tragic murder of George Floyd by the hands of Minneapolis police.