KEY POINTS

  • BTS donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter
  • Music artists supported the Blackout Tuesday campaign
  • BTS postponed their world tour due to the coronavirus pandemic

BTS made a huge donation to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

The popular Korean boy band has joined the long list of celebrities who are making moves to show that they are one with the black community. The K-pop group just made a $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter. A rep for BTS' agency, Big Hit Entertainment, confirmed the donation to Variety.

BTS made the donation earlier this week. The organization confirmed that it received the money on Saturday (June 6). Earlier this week, several music artists showed their support to the Black Lives Matter movement. In fact, on Tuesday, many posted black squares on their social media accounts.

Singers Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry were among the celebrities who joined the Blackout Tuesday campaign. Rihanna and Selena Gomez made bolder moves by shutting down their websites.

“It’s my hope today you are taking the time to do some introspective thinking about how we can all come together and listen to one another with an open heart and mind,” Gomez wrote. “The country is long overdue for meaningful changes to our broken society. Black lives matter.”

Days after Gomez’s post, she gave an update on her Instagram account. The “Lose You To Love Me” singer announced that she will let black leaders take over her Instagram account. Gomez has over 178 million followers, and she believes that “we all need to hear more from Black voices.”

On June 1, Gomez’s ex, The Weeknd, donated $500,000 towards racial-justice initiatives. Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand also forked out a whopping $100 million donation for the ongoing fight against racial injustice.

In related news, BTS postponed their world tour amid the coronavirus pandemic. The boy band was supposed to start the “Map Of The Soul” world tour in South Korea in late April. However, they decided to push it back.

“Unfortunately, due to ongoing government advisories on mass gatherings, BTS Map Of The Soul Tour – Europe has been postponed. Our highest priority remains the safety of our artists and fans as well as the global community,” the promoters announced.

BTS at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve The boy band BTS is pictured. Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Dick Clark Productions