On Thursday, K-Pop sensation BTS tweeted out their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. On Twitter, the boys released a statement saying, "We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together.#BlackLivesMatter"
Now, the band and their record label Big Hit Entertainment is backing up their official statement with a generous donation to Black Lives Matter. And according to reports, the $1 million was received by the organization on Friday.
"Black people all over the world are in pain at this moment from the trauma of centuries of oppression," Kailee Scales, managing director for Black Lives Matter, told Variety. "We are moved by the generosity of BTS and allies all over the world who stand in solidarity in the fight for Black lives."
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
The ARMY has also followed suit in supporting the fight against racial injustice. They began a hashtag, #MatchAMillion, calling on all fans to try and match their idols' donation. And according to reports, they were able to raise at least $500,000 in less than a day.
You have officially raised ➡️Half a Million USD⬅️ for #MatchAMillion in support of BLM 🤯
And this only cou… https://t.co/xHETFbHzZF
— One in an ARMY⁷ Charity Project 💜 (@One in an ARMY⁷ Charity Project 💜)
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