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BTS And It’s ‘Army’ Donated Over $2 Million To Black Lives Matter

The world’s most favorite Kband is also taking a stand alongside Black Lives Matter. BTS, the seven-member South Korean boy band and their fan-based charity fundraising group “One In An ARMY” launched a campaign to raise funds for the Black Lives Matter movement. One In An ARMY launched after BTWS donated $1 million to the movement.

Big Hit Entertainment, the music label behind BTS, confirmed the group’s donation to the Black Lives Matter campaign that has all K-fans excited.

Last week, BTS shared their support on Twitter.

In a post to their Twitter page, BTS wrote “We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together.”

The substantial BTS donation was made during a time that protests broke out across the country after the recent deaths of police victims George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

In response to BTS’s donation, Kailee Scales, the managing director for Black Lives Matter said that she was moved by BTS’s generosity.

“Black people all over the world are in pain at this moment from the trauma of centuries of oppression,” Scales said in a statement to Variety earlier this week.“. “We are moved by the generosity of BTS and allies all over the world who stand in solidarity in the fight for Black lives.”

On Sunday, BTS’s $1 million donations inspired the #MatchAMillion on Twitter.

Within 24 hours of the #MatchAMillion trend, fans raised over $817,000.

By the end of Sunday, the ARMY fundraiser revealed on Twitter that they had reached their $1 million goal. The fundraiser decided to donate the $1 million donations to “Bailouts for those arrested for protesting police brutality” and “support for the physical and mental health of the black community.”

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