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BTS, Big Hit Entertainment donate $1M to Black Lives Matter

IANS
Filed on June 7, 2020
BTS, K-pop, black lives matter, donation, music

The K-pop group are very popular in the United States, the centre of protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.

K-pop group BTS, who "stand together" against racial discrimination, and their Korean record label Big Hit Entertainment have donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement.

A representative for Big Hit confirmed the news to Variety.

The donation was transferred last week, with Black Lives Matter confirming receipt to Big Hit on Friday.

Kailee Scales, managing director for Black Lives Matter, said: "Black people all over the world are in pain at this moment from the trauma of centuries of oppression. We are moved by the generosity of BTS and allies all over the world who stand in solidarity in the fight for Black lives."

Last week saw many musicians and others call upon the music industry to demonstrate support for the black community amidst protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.


 
 
 
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