K-pop fans rally to support Black Lives Matter

BTS stans matched the K-pop group’s $1 million Black Lives Matter donation

08.06.20

Words by: Felicity Martin

Amid the current global Black Lives Matter protests, K-pop fans have been rallying support online, commandeering hashtags to drown out racist trolls and even blocking their favourite acts from trending online so as not to distract from the demonstrations.

Fans of South Korean boyband BTS (otherwise known as the BTS Army) have gone even further, raising $1 million for organisations fighting for racial equality after vowing to #MatchAMillion.

Last week, K-pop fans took over the hashtag #whitelivesmatter, posting continually to block white-supremacist or racist users from using the hashtag to further their agenda.

 

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If you are looking for ways to help the Black Lives Matter cause, head here for petitions to sign, organisations to donate to and to find reading materials. Also consider purchasing music from this list of black artists and non-black artists donating sales money to relevant causes.