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K-pop Boy band BTS gives $1 million donations to Black Lives Matter

BTS and their management organization Big Hit Entertainment donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter earlier this week, Variety detailed Saturday.

While the K-pop superstars didn’t comment on the donation via web-based networking media, both Black Lives Matter and Big Hit affirmed the exchange.

Black Lives Matter managing director Kailee Scales told Variety, “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.”

Prior in the week, BTS tweeted on the side of the George Floyd fights. “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 pronounced.

The $1 million contributions come after the K-pop fan armed forces prepared to help drown out the #WhiteLivesMatter hashtag via web-based networking media.

“The idea of spamming these types of white supremacist hashtags came from the idea of spamming the Dallas Police Department app,” Twitter user “Lovely Doya,” a 17-year-old BTS and ONEUS fan from California, told Rolling Stone.

“We did it to protect the people at the protest because K-pop fans agree that they do not deserve to be arrested for gathering to fight for justice. Since this plan was successful, we realized it would work with other things like burying hateful white-supremacist tweets in their hashtags.”

“Lovely Doya” added, “It’s important to show support because the BLM movement is about bringing justice to all the innocent lives lost at the hands of racist police officers. It is something that I and countless other K-pop fans believe in, because many of us, including myself, are POC. At the end of the day, we are human before we are K-pop stans.”

On Sunday, BTS will partake in YouTube’s Class of 2020 compilation of graduation commencement speeches, with Barack and Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga likewise conveying speeches.

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