Fans of the K-Pop band, BTS, who are collectively called ARMY, have united to fulfill a true purpose when they decided to match the 1 million dollars donation the band group is donating to the Black Lives Matter movement, OYOGist.com has gathered.
The Black Lives Matter is a movement originating from the United States that campaigns against violence and systemic racism against blacks in the country.
The recent killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man by police in Minneapolis has sparked weeks of protests in the country and around the world.
In a show of solidarity toward the Black Lives Matter movement and to make their stance on systemic racism in America known, BTS decided to donate a whopping $1 million dollars towards the initiative.
The announcement was made on Saturday by Bit Hit Entertainment, which manages BTS, according to Yonhap news agency.
Upon catching wind of the donation, the fans of the group, known as ARMY decided to make the hashtag #MatchAMillion trend on Twitter to raise another $1 million and match the band’s donation.
The feat was accomplished within 24hrs of trending the hashtag.
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BTS, a band that consists of seven members, have been a strong voice in the fight against inequality. The ARMY have also campaigned for Black Lives Matter a week ago.