AceShowbiz - K-pop superstars BTS have underscored their support for the Black Lives Matter movement with a $1 million donation.
The "Boy With Luv" hitmakers have teamed up with label bosses at Big Hit Entertainment to pledge the sum, according to Variety, days after declaring their backing for protesters worldwide demanding an end to racial and social injustice.
In the online statement, the bandmates wrote, "We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together. #BlackLivesMatter."
Fans have been helping to promote the cause on social media by recently rallying together to drown out a push by those opposed to the Black Lives Matter movement, using the White Lives Matter hashtag to accompany various K-pop memes and other music content to block out the racist posts.
Human rights activists have been hitting the streets around the globe in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, an African-American man who died at the hands of a white police officer in Minnesota on May 25, 2020.
The cop in question, Derek Chauvin, has since been terminated from his job and charged with Floyd's killing, while three colleagues who witnessed the incident have also been fired and taken into custody on related criminal counts.