Celebrities are taking action against inequality and police brutality following the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who died May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck as he gasped, “Please, I can’t breathe!”
K-pop superstars BTS have donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter, the group’s record label Big Hits Entertainment and Black Lives Matter managing director Kailee Scales confirmed Saturday to Variety.
The band took a rare political stand a few days earlier on Twitter. “We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected,” they tweeted. “We will stand together. #BlackLivesMatter.”
USA TODAY has reached out to BTS’ representatives for comment.
우리는 인종차별에 반대합니다.
우리는 폭력에 반대합니다.
나, 당신, 우리 모두는 존중받을 권리가 있습니다. 함께 하겠습니다.
We stand against racial discrimination.
We condemn violence.
You, I and we all