Global artists BTS have spoken up and shown support to the #BlackLivesMatter movement against racism and injustice. Many other K-Pop artists have also shown support through their social platforms. Below is the message BTS posted through their Official Twitter page.
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 have the right to be respected. We will stand together.#BlackLivesMatter
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) June 4, 2020
BTS has also reportedly made donations to related campaign organizations. Big Hit Entertainment stated, “We are in the process of making a donation. The money is currently still in process of being sent so we are currently unable to reveal the organization and amount.”
BTS has always been an advocate for equality and justice and has always spread the message about speaking up and loving oneself. They have continuously expressed this through their music and through their words.
In 2018, they made a speech at the U.N and addressed the issues of race and gender identity and urged people to speak up for themselves.
You can listen to the full speech below.
They also changed the lyrics for “FAKE LOVE” in consideration for their global fans.
BTS have always respected and supported ARMY from all around world … remember when they changed lyrics in Fake Love Cz the “i” in korean sounds like the n word … they did it before performing in foreign countries …
I stan the right group 💜@BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/G0hrzP64K1
— F🎗 ⁷ ʸᵉᵃʳˢ ʷⁱᵗʰ ⟭⟬ (@CosmosOfJoyHope) June 4, 2020
In 2015, they posted a message on Twitter that read, “I feel that people sometimes should be respected for just living and existing.”
사람은 살아있고 존재한다는 것만으로도 때로는 존중받아야 한다 느낍니다.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) November 5, 2015
BTS has shown throughout their career just how important it is to stand up for what is right and to do so while loving yourself. Their genuine message has influenced fans from all over the world and has given courage and hope for them to speak out and create change.