Global sensation Korean pop group BTS revealed why they personally donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter, which sparked their fans to match their donation.
The seven members of BTS — Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — and their label, Big Hit Entertainment, made the donation in June, during the peak of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. during a recent interview with lifestyle, the group explained their reasons behind the donation.
“When we’re abroad or in other situations, we’ve also been subjected to prejudice. We feel that prejudice shouldn’t be tolerated; it really has no place,” Jin told the magazine.
“It was a choice we considered very carefully: What could we do, as a part of our overall message of speaking out against prejudice and violence? We discussed it very carefully with the corporate and that is how this happened,” RM added.
The group explained that they are doing not consider themselves political and therefore the donation wasn’t meant to be something aside from a donation.
“Ours are initiatives that a person who wishes to measure during a just world would want to pursue. We aren’t trying to send some grandiose message…It’s about us being against racism and violence. most of the people would be against this stuff,” Suga said.
Around the time the donation was made, BTS posted an easy message on their Twitter account standing with Black Lives Matter supporters in their American audience:
“We stand against racism. We condemn violence. You, I, and that we all have the proper to be respected. we’ll stand together. #BlackLives Matter.”
In the next 25 hours after the donation was made, their fans, referred to as the military, matched it.
“We always want to try to what we will form it a far better world, whether in Korea or elsewhere, and enter the maximum amount of a positive direction as we will, whether through our music or charity,” J-Hope said.
Source: cnn news