#BlackLivesMatter: K-pop artistes BTS, Monsta X, GOT 7’s Mark among others lend support to anti-racist movement in US
KATHMANDU: Ok-pop artistes, international phenoms like BTS and Monsta X in addition to rising rookies ATEEZ, have come out in open help of the Black Lives Matter motion within the US.
Influential Ok-pop boy band BTS took to the group’s Twitter account on June Four to help Black Lives Matter motion (https://bit.ly/3gODYwO).
“We stand towards racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and all of us have the fitting to be revered. We will stand collectively. #BlackLivesMatter,” they wrote.
Monsta X additionally took to Twitter to share their solidarity with the motion (https://bit.ly/3cz2IWo).
“We stand towards racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and all of us have the fitting to be revered. We will stand collectively. #NoRacism #NoViolence #BlackLivesMatter.”
Rising rookie boy group ATEEZ additionally voiced their help for #BlackLivesMatter in Twitter (https://bit.ly/306U8LX).
“We stand in solidarity with those that have given their lives for the fitting to be heard. #StopRacism #CeaseTheViolence#BlackLivesMatter.”
They even have some phrases in Korean that Soompi has translated as: “We’re all totally different colors though we get the identical mild. There’s no accountability in colors,” noting that phrases are from member Hongjoong’s rap in a earlier cowl of Michael Jackson’s Black or White.
Ok-pop artistes from varied genres have lent their help to the Black Lives Matter motion within the US paying homage to African-American tradition as an necessary supply of inspiration for modern-day Ok-pop.
R&B artiste Crush posted a picture on June 1 (https://www.instagram.com/p/CA1tsvhpcIB/) that stated, “It shouldn’t be sufficient to be quietly non-racist, now could be the time to be vocally anti-racist.”
Along with the picture, Crush had written: “Many artists and other people all over the world get a lot inspiration from black tradition and music, together with me. We have an obligation to respect each race.”
GOT7’s Mark had tweeted, “Stay sturdy, keep protected,” (https://bit.ly/3cz3PW4) together with an internet site hyperlink to offer help and donations for the BLM motion. He had donated $7,000 to the BLM trigger.
Former f(x) member Amber had lashed out at US President Donald Trump for what she described as “selling racism”.
“We want to face collectively as a result of our brothers and sisters of the black neighborhood are dying only for current,” Amber had written on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3cwBHmw).
2AM’s Jo Kwon had written: “It’s not their downside, it’s humanity’s downside,” with the hashtag #blacklivesmatter and #georgefloyd (https://bit.ly/3cyGsfw).
NCT 127’s Johnny additionally posted on Instagram, “Please let everybody be protected. I see you, I take care of you,” with the BLM hashtag (https://www.instagram.com/p/CA6rzRyF_n9/).
One with Blackout Tuesday
Ok-pop artistes additionally supported the Blackout Tuesday with many posting a black sq. on their Instagram accounts.
Blackout Tuesday is a marketing campaign began by two black girls within the music business and had proposed a day of reflection on racial inequality after the loss of life of George Floyd by the hands of Minneapolis police.
Social media customers posted stable black footage with #BlackoutTuesday to specific their solidarity.
The Korea Times reviews that Ok-pop artistes HyunA, Rain, and Eric Nam posted a black sq. on their Instagram accounts on June 3, whereas Big Bang’s Taeyang uploaded an image saying ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’, with the hashtag of the motion.
Girl’s Generation Tiffany Young shared a black photograph with the caption ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’. She additionally shared hyperlinks to foundations and fundraising platforms that help racial equality, encouraging followers to donate along with her.
The every day additionally notes that hip-hop label H1GHR MUSIC based by Jay Park and Cha Cha Malone and its artistes donated $21,000 to the BLACK LIVES MATTER organisation.
“H1GHR MUSIC needs for a world the place all individuals are handled equally,” it wrote on its Instagram.
The label additionally postponed their artistes’ releases for 2 days — June 2 to 4 — “as a part of ‘BLACK OUT TUESDAY’ to indicate help within the ongoing battle towards injustice”.
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