BTS has stepped forward to donate $1 million to Black Lives Matter and their fans matched the donation within 25 hours.
Band member Jin stated: “When we’re abroad or in other situations, we’ve also been subjected to prejudice. We feel that prejudice should not be tolerated; it really has no place. We started to discuss what we could do to help, whether it was a donation or something else. That’s where the conversation began — just trying to see what we could do to try to alleviate this prejudice.
K-pop (Korean pop) fans made headlines in the U.S. this summer for their political engagement, as their clever tidal wave of online organizing was credited with takeovers of racist hashtags, crashing a Dallas police app and even disrupting Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa by artificially inflating the headcount through bogus sign-ups.
Just last week, BTS appeared on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show.