BTS is finally speaking out in support of Black Lives Matter in a new tweet on their account.
The band posted a message, both in Korean and English, with the Black Lives Matter hashtag writing, "We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together."
우리는 인종차별에 반대합니다.— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) June 4, 2020
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
Their support comes a day after K-Pop fans were praised for working together to flood racist hashtags on Twitter with fancams to keep any messages not in line with Black Lives Matter from being spread online.
According to Newsis, the band is also making a donation to Black Lives Matter groups. Their entertainment company, BigHit, also released a statement saying (via Google Translate), "We are in the process of making a donation. Since we are still in the process of sending money, we are still unable to reveal the donor and the amount of money."
There's no word on whether or not BTS plans to announce the organizations and amounts later on, but the band has been known to make sizable private donations in the past both as individuals and as a group.
Many fans were excited to see the band speak out, with the trend, "I stan the right group," trending early in the morning on June 4.
they tweeted in korean with an english translation so no one can twist their words, they know how the fucking media works. i stan the right group and i don't regret anything.— ᴬᴰ² | shane ⁷ (@frvrkookie) June 4, 2020
THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING UP! I am so proud to have a message from my trusted buddies! I stan the right group!💜 we purple you! They're legends💜 pic.twitter.com/aytI6gkTaS— BTS~𝓣𝓪𝓮𝓽𝓪𝓮𝓮𝓮 ⁷⟭⟬ (@7gaytookmyheart) June 4, 2020
You can see how encouraging it was for Armys who needed their support... yes I stan the right group pic.twitter.com/TN8j7yLD7f— Lilith ⁷ |AGUST D ONLY EVENT| (@CelladoraLilith) June 4, 2020
Some fans also noted that the bands latest tweet echos a previous speech that leader RM gave at the UN in 2018.
"I want to hear your voice... No matter who you are, where you’re from, your skin colour, gender identity: speak yourself.” -Kim Namjoon @ UN speech— r' STILL WITH YOU||JUNGKOOK (@RhielianeA) June 4, 2020
WE WILL STAND TOGETHER!!! ✊🏻✊🏽✊🏾 #BlackLivesMatter
I STAN THE RIGHT GROUP#방탄소년단진 @bts_bighit pic.twitter.com/9gK9EVHTDH
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