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BTS Expresses Gratitude to Fans over #MatchAMillion Initiative for BLM Donation

BTS Expresses Gratitude to Fans over #MatchAMillion Initiative for BLM Donation

Global K-pop sensation BTS on Monday expressed gratitude toward a fan-led charity project that have matched a $1m (£787,000) donation to the Black Lives Matter movement in US.

Following the news of the BTS-Big Hit donation in early June, One in an ARMY, a fan-led charity collective, tweeted a link to offer donations and in less than 24 hours, over 34,000 fans joined the #MatchAMillion movement to raise over $1 million.

US-based Black Lives Matter campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people.It has organised rallies in the US to protest over the killing of African-American George Floyd by a white police officer on 25 May in Minneapolis.

"We just want the world to be a better place. We don't regard ourselves to be doing great deeds," BTS member Suga said during a group interview with the Today show on American television network NBC.

Suga added, "But we do feel thankful that many people relate to our action and in turn, take action from their end."

The singer was responding to a question on the band's public support and the joint US$1 million donation, with label Big Hit Entertainment, to BLM in early June, and the fan-driven #MatchAMillion initiative to raise a donation of equal amount.

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