BTS and Big Hit Entertainment donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter as people all over the world join together in the fight to end systemic racism and protest police brutality.
Black Lives Matter managing director Kailee Scales confirmed receipt of the donation to Variety, saying “Black people all over the world are in pain at this moment from the trauma of centuries of oppression. We are moved by the generosity of BTS and allies all over the world who stand in solidarity in the fight for Black lives.”
A few days ago, BTS expressed their solidarity with the movement on Twitter, writing “We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn 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
Meanwhile, Just Jared reports that BTS’ massive fan base has raised over $500,000 as part of their #MatchAMillion initiative—head this way to donate.
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