K-pop stars go public in support of black rights
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K-pop stars go public in support of black rights
  • Roh Pooleun
  • 2020.06.01 17:48
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CL, Jay Park, DAY6's Jae, GOT7's Mark

 

[MHN Roh Pooleun] CL, Jay Park, Crush, DAY6's Jae, and GOT7's Mark have gone public in support of black rights after the murder of an African American man George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota last week.

This past Monday, a 46-year-old black man named George Floyd died in police custody after an officer handcuffed him and kneeled on his neck. Despite Floyd pleading and saying he couldn't breathe, he was held in place for several minutes with the officer kneeling on his neck, which resulted in his death. 

Floyd was accused allegedly of trying to pay with counterfeit $20 bill.

 

 

Former 2NE1's member CL shared a link to the petition in support of black rights via instagram. She encouraged her fans to sign the petition with supportive hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd.

 

 

AOMG rapper and founder Jay Park spoke about the issue on Instagram and donated $ 10,000 USD to 'Black Lives Matter'.

 

 

R&B singer Crush shared a message with an image that reads "It is not enough to be quietly non-racist, now is the time to be vocally anti-racist" on Instagram, and the next image revealed his donation of an undisclosed amount to the official fund.

 

 

DAY6's Jae donated $ 1,000 USD to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, showing his support for the movement.

 

 

GOT7's Mark shared a screenshot of donation confirmation page via Twitter, showing that he donated $ 7,000 USD to official George Floyd Memorial Fund.

 

 

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K-pop stars go public in support of black rights

CL, Jay Park, DAY6's Jae, GOT7's Mark



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