The group, which consists of seven members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook, recently spoke to Variety to explain the reason behind their generous donation in June. Without giving any specifics, Jin said they have also been subjected to prejudice.
“We feel that prejudice should not be tolerated; it really has no place,” he said. “We started to discuss what we could do to help, whether it was a donation or something else.”
“It was a decision we thought about very carefully: what could we do, as part of our overall message of speaking out against prejudice and violence?” group leader RM said. “We discussed it very carefully with the company and that’s how this came about.”
BTS made it clear they do not consider themselves to be political when they made the donation.
“I don’t consider ourselves as political. I don’t want to speak in political terms,” Suga said. “Ours are initiatives that any person who wishes to live in a just world would want to pursue. We aren’t trying to send out some grandiose message.”
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