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BTS fans raise $1M in Black Lives Matter donations

By Yonhap News Agency
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BTS and its label, Big Hit Entertainment, donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement. BTS fans matched that amount.&nbsp; File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/4962208d0c70a00d725ae1406d3bfb5e/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
BTS and its label, Big Hit Entertainment, donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement. BTS fans matched that amount.  File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

June 8 (UPI) -- International fans of K-pop giants BTS have raised over $1 million in donations for the Black Lives Matter cause in the United States, matching the amount donated earlier by their idols toward the human rights movement, according to a fan charity project Monday.

One In An ARMY, an organization of BTS fans involved in charity projects, announced that it has raised over $1 million in donations Monday after launching a donation drive on June 1.

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ARMY is a term used to describe the K-pop group's global fan base.

The $1 million mark was broken after it was reported Sunday that BTS and its label, Big Hit Entertainment, donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement.

After the news broke, BTS fans started a social media hashtag campaign, named #MatchAMillion, to drive up donations so as to match the amount made by BTS and Big Hit.

"It's really amazing to see so many of you coming together to support #BlackLivesMatter," One In An ARMY wrote on its Twitter account.

The accomplishment by BTS fans came as the septet participated in Dear Class of 2020, a virtual commencement event on YouTube Sunday. The members delivered commencement speeches and performances via prerecorded footage.

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