Yeri, Jay Park, Jessi, MOMOLAND, Ravi, Hoya, And More Show Support For Black Lives Matter Movement
Many more Korean stars have come forward to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Black Lives Matter is an activist movement that campaigns for an end to violence and systemic racism towards the black community, including police brutality and killings of black people. Early last week, outrage was sparked once again by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, after he was pinned to the ground by white police officers in Minneapolis. Protests have spread nationwide, and many people are donating to help the movement.
Celebrities including Jay Park, Tiger JK, GOT7’s Mark, DAY6’s Jae, Crush, and pH-1 have already used their platform to bring awareness to the movement while many more are actively joining with their support.
In addition to his initial donation, Jay Park’s agency H1GHR Music and its artists have collectively donated $21,000 to organizations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
— JAY BUM PARK (@JAYBUMAOM) June 1, 2020
Jessi uploaded two posts, with one calling for justice for George Floyd and one sharing a comment to fellow Asian Americans. In her Instagram story, she also shared a post emphasizing that racism is not an intrinsic trait.
On her Instagram story, Red Velvet’s Yeri shared a post from her friend Seo Herin, who is a former SM Entertainment trainee and “Idol School” contestant. The post outlines the issue and provides links to petitions for people to sign.
KARD’s Jiwoo linked two separate posts in her Instagram stories. The first recaps the George Floyd case in Korean and the caption reads, “This is the case of George Floyd’s death that is currently an issue in the United States. In order to spread news of this case as far as possible, I drew this using only the facts and without any personal opinion. Please feel free to spread this.”
MOMOLAND all shared the same post to their Instagram stories with Ahin later adding her own message and a link to petitions.
EXID’s LE uploaded a video to her Instagram story of a crowd raising their fists in solidarity at a protest.
— AleXa (@AleXa_ZB) June 1, 2020
— Lee howon (@hoya1991) June 1, 2020
— 에릭남 (Eric Nam) (@ericnamofficial) May 29, 2020
You can find ways to join and support the Black Lives Matter movement at https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co