K-pop music sensation, BTS has donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter (BLM) in backing the protest in US against police brutality, the band music label, Big Hit Entertainment, told Reuters on Sunday.
The world famous boyband, on Thursday, wrote on its official Twitter handle that they are against racism and violence with the hashtag BlackLivesMatter:
“We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together.”
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
As soon as the post appears on social media, the hashtag went viral among BTS ARMY and started another wave of donations with a new hashtag, MatchAMillion.
The drive encouraged fans to match the $1 million donation the group made.
A Twitter account wrote, “ARMYs, let’s #MatchAMillion with BTS’s donation to #BlackLivesMatter!”
BTS had suspended their world tour over COVID-19 concerns in April.
US protests over killing of a blackman George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis, reflect rising anger over police treatment of ethnic minorities after a white officer detaining him knelt on his neck.