Korean pop band, BTS and the Korean record label Big Hit Entertainment has donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter. The actions of the band have inspired the fans to give the same amount within 24 hours. The Director of Black lives Matter Kailee Scales confirmed the donations of BTS and Big Hit Entertainment. However, both the parties haven’t commented about the donations.
Fans donated the amount through the charity project ‘One In an Army.’ However, the donations pass the $1 million mark. The amount was $1,026,531 with 35,609 donors.
‘One In an Army’ shared a message on Twitter thanking all who supported. “It’s amazing to see so many of you coming together to support #BlackLivesMatter. Thank you so much to everyone who donated, shared, used the hashtag, and helped by any means to make this possible!” they said. The donations are to help “bailouts for those arrested for protesting police brutality, black-led advocacy orgs fighting against systemic injustice and support for the physical and mental health of the black community,” they said.
BTS also stated that they stand against racial discrimination, sharing a message on social media.