K-Pop megastars BTS and their label Big Hit Entertainment have donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter, as reported by Variety.
Black Lives Matter confirmed receiving the money from Big Hit last Friday, 5th June. Since then, the official BTS Fan Army have sought to match this amount, and as of Monday had raised $1.05 million under the 'One in an Army' collective's #MatchAMillion campaign.
BTS also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2010. Widely recognised as the world's biggest K-Pop act, as of 2019 BTS were said to be worth more than $4.65 billion to South Korea's economy each year, with over 20 million album sales in their home country alone.
The official Black Lives Matter group was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. The Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
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