BTS donate $1 million to Black Lives Matter
Putting your money where your mouth is certainly an expression used largely. But in this case, the meaning is surely more apt and clearly represented.
The Korean Pop group sensation, BTS, have recently donated $1M to the human rights movement. Black Lives Matter. The band teamed up with Big Hit Entertainment, which is essentially their Korean record label in order to make the hefty transfer.
Kailee Scales, managing director for Black Lives Matter says that they are moved by the generosity of BTS and all allies all over the world who stand in solidarity in the fight for Black Lives.
“Black people all over the world are in pain at this moment from the trauma of centuries of oppression.”
The group took to Twitter to say: “We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together.”
Earlier in the week, The Weeknd also made a sizable donation in the sum of $500,000 towards charities that focus on achieving racial justice. He also urged and encouraged other musicians who are able to do so to follow suit.
Apart from him, Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik also vowed to distribute $100 million across a number of similar relevant non-profit organizations. Former NBA star Michael Jordan and his eponymous brand also pledged to do the same but did not disclose the amount that he would be distributing.
Other famous faces that have publicly donated to various similarly focused charities include Marvel star, Don Cheadle, Chrissy Teigen, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Angelina Jolie, Kanye West, Leonardo DiCaprio and the cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.