The death of George Floyd gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement and many people including celebrities from around the world are showing their support and BTS is one of them. The K-Pop group launched a campaign with their $1 million contribution to the said movement. And guess who’s joining the ARMY? None other than WWE superstar himself John Cena.
Cena announced on Wednesday that BTS inspire him to donate to Black Lives Matter after the Korean group donated $1 million to the said organization. He took to Twitter on Monday to express his admiration for BTS for their contribution and at the same time to praise the K-pop group’s fans known as BTS ARMY for launching the campaign called #MatchAMillion. This campaign aims to encourage fans to pool their resources and match the group’s donation for Black Lives Matter.
His tweet said that he is very happy to join #BTSARMY specifically in their efforts to match the contribution of the popular K-pop group. However, he did not disclose the exact amount he contributed to the fans’ campaign. Cena’s tweet came after he posted about BTS’s public statement showing their condemnation against discrimination. He added that their statement was one of the numerous reasons why he respects the group. He also expressed his thanks to BTS and BTSARMY.
Right after he made his donation, the WWE star took to Twitter again to share his ideas on why societal change is very important. According to him, change is never easy because it takes people to admit that their efforts and methods are flawed up to the point of severe distortion. He also said to be brave and open minded and to welcome ideas and limit excuses. He added that change is uncomfortable but it can also yield more joy for everybody in the long run.- Advertisement -
It was last Thursday while protests fuelled by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May 25 were going on around the globe that BTS, a seven-member group, tweeted their dedication to stand with those who oppose discrimination. According to their tweet, they stand against racial discrimination and condemn violence. They said that everybody has the right to be respected.