BTS, Big Hit Entertainment donate $1 million to Black Lives Matter campaign
Boy band BTS and its agency Big Hit Entertainment donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter campaign to fight against discrimination, the agency confirmed on Sunday.
According to the agency, BTS and Big Hit Entertainment jointly donated the money to the international campaign after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by police officers on May 25. His death has stoked anger and protests across America.
The report was first made by U.S. magazine Variety on Saturday and was later confirmed by the agency.
BTS showed open support for the Black Lives Matter campaign on June 4 with a post on its official Twitter account which read, "We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence."
"You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together," said the post.
BTS has participated in various campaigns against violence, including a joint campaign with Unicef dubbed "Love Myself" against violence.
BTS donated 2.6 billion won to the "Love Myself" campaign.
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