BTS' fans match the group's US$1mil donation to Black Lives Matter


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  • Tuesday, 09 Jun 2020

These boys sure do have dedicated fans. Photo: Handout

After it was announced that K-pop group BTS donated US$1mil to the Black Lives Matter movement, the band’s hardcore fans, known as Army, were quick to act.

Army started the #MatchAMillion campaign on Twitter which trended worldwide over the weekend.

On June 8, fan-run charity project One In An Army reported that the fanbase had managed to match BTS’ million-dollar donation. According to an infographic shared by the group, over 30,000 fans had come together to meet their goal of matching their idols’ contribution.

The donations were split among 17 different organisations in affiliation with Black Lives Matter.

“Just like BTS, we were able to donate 1 million dollars to help fund bailouts for those arrested for protesting police brutality, black-led advocacy orgs fighting against systemic injustice, (and) support for the physical and mental health of the black community, ” wrote One in An Army on Twitter.

In a press release, the fan organisation noted that the Match A Million project received an overwhelming amount of support. One iI An Army also said that they had “no current plans to end the Black Lives Matter fundraiser”, which has been given a permanent page on its website.

“Black Lives Matter isn’t something that has a time limit. It’s a belief everyone needs to carry in their everyday lives, ” said a spokesperson for the organisation.

One In An Army is presently coordinating several concurrent fundraisers, including a campaign to support Covid-19 relief efforts around the world.

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