The K-Pop group BTS expressed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement this week by tweeting "We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together.#BlackLivesMatter"
The group went even further to show their support by donating $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement. Kailee Scales, Managing Director for Black Lives Matter, confirmed this donation with Variety stating "We are moved by the generosity of BTS and allies all over the world who stand in solidarity in the fight for Black lives."
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BTS fans have now raised $1 million for human rights organizations such as Black Lives Matter, NAACP and American Civil Liberties Union, nearly one day after it was revealed that @BTS_twt donated the same amount to Black Lives Matter. pic.twitter.com/EqoGfvEW6a— KpopHerald (@Kpop_Herald) June 8, 2020
South Korean boyband BTS has donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter and fans are vowing to match the pledge. https://t.co/TA5qBRAc7o— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) June 7, 2020
Shortly after it was revealed that @BTS_twt and @BigHitEnt had pledged $1 million to Black Lives Matter, the #BTS #ARMY vowed to match the donation -- which they did within 24 hours. https://t.co/PTb1GvJ9ax— Variety (@Variety) June 8, 2020
The BTS ARMY, Fans of BTS, Matched The K-Pop Stars' Donation
So @BTS_twt fans are using the hashtag #MatchAMillion to organize and match the $1 million donation the group made to Black Lives Matter.— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) June 7, 2020
This is the type of fandom I respect. #BTS #BlackLivesMatter
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BTS and Big Hit Entertainment have made a $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter https://t.co/0tMMZsiPNP— billboard (@billboard) June 7, 2020
The Black Lives Matter managing director thanks @BTS_twt and @bts_bighit for their $1 million donation: "We are moved by the generosity of BTS and allies all over the world who stand in solidarity in the fight for Black lives" https://t.co/Zav3FrAl9A— Variety (@Variety) June 7, 2020
Music Fans Of All Genres Show Their Support
I've never listened to one single #BTS song in my life, but I just heard that they donated one million dollars to #BlackLivesMatter That is Kool. #BTS @BTS_twt fans are using the hashtag #MatchAMillion to organize and match the $1 million donation https://t.co/CDvEKtNUB5— Paul D. Miller (@djspooky) June 7, 2020
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