6 Korean Celebrities Who Have Shown Support For #BlackLivesMatter

K-Pop fans have also been doing their part to speak out for the cause.

With everything going on in the world today and the recent tragedy that occurred in Minnesota, people have empowered themselves to speak out on systematic racism and support causes, such as #BlackLivesMatter. With that in mind, there are several Korean celebrities who have openly spoken up about George Floyd and #BlackLivesMatter.

1. Jay Park

Jay Park donated $10,000 to Black Lives Matter, and made a poignant post to his Instagram page that read:

Sick of making post’s like this and sick of the same shit happening over and over again. Me being inspired by black culture aside me having black homies aside just as a man and a human being.. to think how helpless he felt and how inhumane he was treated… to think what if that was my dad, or uncle or homie makes me sick to my stomach. Countless INNOCENT UNARMED ppl losing their lives and nobody taking responsibility or being held accountable. Ppl who are supposed to protect and keep the public safe don’t even have the common sense or compassion to know if they are killing somebody innocent? Police Departments and Ppl in position of power not doing anything to provoke change.. all of it makes me sick… the whole system is corrupt… and nobody wants to admit it cause they are all afraid of taking responsibility for countless years of unjust inhumane treatment. Cant even begin fathom how fed up the black community is with so many years of abuse. I Pray to God the truth prevails and i Pray to God ppl who have compassion and empathy are put into a place of power and authority and ppl who abuse their power for their own greed and ego and to feel superior all disappear. Same for the civilians abusing their privilege calling the police and LYING. Act like some Fuckin human beings and may God have mercy on ur souls. #RIPGEORGEFLOYD

—Jay Park

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Sick of making post’s like this and sick of the same shit happening over and over again. Me being inspired by black culture aside me having black homies aside just as a man and a human being.. to think how helpless he felt and how inhumane he was treated… to think what if that was my dad, or uncle or homie makes me sick to my stomach. Countless INNOCENT UNARMED ppl losing their lives and nobody taking responsibility or being held accountable. Ppl who are supposed to protect and keep the public safe don’t even have the common sense or compassion to know if they are killing somebody innocent? Police Departments and Ppl in position of power not doing anything to provoke change.. all of it makes me sick… the whole system is corrupt… and nobody wants to admit it cause they are all afraid of taking responsibility for countless years of unjust inhumane treatment. Cant even begin fathom how fed up the black community is with so many years of abuse. I Pray to God the truth prevails and i Pray to God ppl who have compassion and empathy are put into a place of power and authority and ppl who abuse their power for their own greed and ego and to feel superior all disappear. Same for the civilians abusing their privilege calling the police and LYING. Act like some Fuckin human beings and may God have mercy on ur souls. #RIPGEORGEFLOYD

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2. Jae (Day6)

Jae | Source: eajpark/Instagram

Day6’s Jae donated $1,000 to the Minnesota Freedom Fund. Although he didn’t explicitly make a comment regarding Black Lives Matter, he did share a website that provided links for those who want to help the cause.

3. BM (KARD)

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KARD’s BM made a post to his Instagram Stories saying:

FUCK ALL TYPES AND FORMS OF RACISM. noone should be losing lives based on skin color. Innocent people shouldn’t be wrongfully judged, convicted, and worst of all, have their god-given lives taken from this earth. RIPGEORGEFLOYD and RIP all of the innocent… all Noble officers thank u for ur service.. death to racism and ONLY racism.

—BM

BM Instagram Stories post | Source: Sarah Smith/Quora

4. DPR LIVE

DPR Live | Source: dprlive/Instagram

DPR Live also posted to his Instagram Stories, speaking out in support for the #BlackLivesmatter movement and slamming racism. Part of his post read:

I dont stand for racism. Never have, never will. And this injustice that took place not only regarding George Floyd by countless other innocent black men and women needs to stop once and for all. Right now, the black community needs more support and more awareness, both locally and globally. I urge everyone to not only educate themselves on these issues but also spread the message to their surrounding communities as well. sign the petition, donate if you can, but most importantly educate yourself as well as everything around you regarding why this movement is necessary. I apologize for the absence of words to conjure up yesterday, but i just felt it necessary to become fully aware and attentive to this subject before saying anything. this is much bigger than one incident regarding police brutality. This is a movement to call out and eliminate the systematic racism that has been going on far too long is all parts of the world. Rest in power Mr. Floyd…”

—DPR Live

DPR Live Instagram Stories post | Source: Sarah Smith/Quora

DPR Live Instagram Stories post | Source: Sarah Smith/Quora

DPR Live Instagram Stories post | Source: Sarah Smith/Quora

In addition to this post on Instagram Stories, he also shared a post to Twitter with his thoughts and included artwork featuring the hashtag #JusticeForFloyd and a picture with the bone-chilling statement, “I can’t breathe.”

5. Mark (GOT7)

Mark | Source: mtuan93/Twitter

GOT7’s Mark donated $7,000 to the Official George Floyd Memorial fund, and like Jae, he shared a link to a website for anyone interested in helping.

6. CL

CL | Source: chaelincl/Instagram

CL spoke up using the hashtags #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd and #BlackLivesmatter. She also shared a link to a petition on her Instagram Stories.

CL Instagram Stories post | Source: Sarah Smith/Quora

This is by no means a comprehensive list of K-Pop idols and celebrities to speak out on the cause, and it’s not just famous people using their platform. K-Pop fans have been doing their part to make sure the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag continues to trend worldwide!

For those who are interested in helping the cause, we encourage you to follow the links shared by these celebrities to make sure that your time and money will go towards legitimate resources.

Source: Quora

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