Past posts: KARD's BM and Jay Park react, Jessi and Amber react, DeVita and Secret Number's Denise react
Crush is fully calling the Korean music industry out ⚰️ pic.twitter.com/wmKwCKfmBQ— hlom ⁷ (@joonjetlag) May 31, 2020
my last tweet caused some confusion. no justice no peace is going on, but what i do hope for that violence doesn't become the answer to anything. i will most definitely continue to learn more and speak up about #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd !— pH-1 (@ph1boyyy) May 31, 2020
i'm doing my best to help and support. pic.twitter.com/M9XJPv5Ru1— pH-1 (@ph1boyyy) May 31, 2020
GOT7 Mark and Yugyeom
GOT7’s Yugyeom posted on Instagram and showed that he’d donated to the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
Jay Park's agency H1GHR MUSIC
🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/TLkd2Ze0DY— JAY BUM PARK (@JAYBUMAOM) June 1, 2020
Red Velvet's Yeri
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 and Soomin
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.”
Soomin posted the same recaps as Jiwoo and this
VIXX’s Ravi posted a photo of George Floyd and commented “Everyone is everything to someone,” adding the Black Lives Matter hashtag.
[the rest of the members shared the same post]
soloists Lee Hi (@hello_lee_hi ) and Drag Princess Soju (@shotwithsoju) have both spoken up about BLM; soju specifically called for all Kpop companies (bighit, sm, yg, jyp, cj) to be vocal considering the influence of Black music on their artists pic.twitter.com/aQK9ixOESM— kawira✊🏿 (@versacetaehyung) June 1, 2020
Dal Shabet's Subin
it does not matter what color your skin is, this affects you.— 에릭남 (Eric Nam) (@ericnamofficial) May 29, 2020
RACISM IS NOT DEAD. George and Ahmaud are just two of the countless number of black men and women who have lost their lives senselessly. sign the petitions, raise your voice, and do what you can. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/nJFYvchv7O
BTOB’s Eunkwang posted on Instagram with the #blackouttuesday tag and wrote, “We are all people who breathe the same air under the same sky. I earnestly pray that everyone will feel the same.”
Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany posted with links to organizations people can support, explaining that she plans to donate to them after Black Out Tuesday.
B.A.P’s Jongup wrote on Instagram, “I understand that I will never understand. But I will see you, hear you, mourn with you, and I will fight for you. #blacklivesmatter,” and he shared a link to more information about the Black Lives Matter movement in Korean. He also showed a receipt for a donation he made to the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
NCT’s Johnny wrote, “Please let everyone be safe. I see you, I care for you. #blacklivesmatter.”
2NE1 Minzy and CL
2NE1 members Minzy and Cl (former) have tweeted in solidarity with BLM and called out for Koreans enjoying black culture but not speaking up for black lives— kawira✊🏿 (@versacetaehyung) June 1, 2020
their link: https://t.co/da7Irosbjy pic.twitter.com/r6ccJJoU3M
krn&b soloist Dean spoke up about how peaceful protests are and hashtagged Black Lives Matter and For George Floyd pic.twitter.com/BVhMEBrBKE— kawira✊🏿 (@versacetaehyung) June 1, 2020
Kim Samuel and Loco
f(x)’s Amber shared an email template for people to use when writing to officials to call for justice following the death of George Floyd. She has also retweeted news about George Floyd’s autopsy results that state his death was due to asphyxia from sustained forced pressure, as well as the news that police officer Derek Chauvin’s charges have been increased from third degree murder to second degree and the other three officers are being charged.
She deleted her tweets, but this is what they said:
- "Sorry everyone, i made a mistake in my last tweet. The prewritten email in this link written to the elected officials to get justice for George Floyd.
Other than your name & where your from please edit “manslaughter” to “FIRST DEGREE MURDER"
- "From my last tweet, its a template and you can edit it. That is just how i chose to use it. It has been brought to my attention a first degree murder charge is ambitious, but that is what i believe. Thank you for your comments & i appreciate the discussion we are able to have."
우리는 인종차별에 반대합니다.— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) June 4, 2020
우리는 폭력에 반대합니다.
나, 당신, 우리 모두는 존중받을 권리가 있습니다. 함께 하겠습니다.
We stand against racial discrimination.
We condemn violence.
You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together.#BlackLivesMatter
#TeamPinky (@OH_mes2) June 4, 2020
In Korean, the post reads, “We’re all different colors although we get the same light. There’s no responsibility in colors.” These words are from member Hongjoong’s rap in a previous cover of Michael Jackson’s “Black or White.”
Many more have spoken out, you can check this twitter thread or the soompi sources i listed below.
source: crash9244, joonjetlag, Jae_Day6, ph1boyyy, DrunkenTigerJK, soompi 1 2 3 4 5 6, mtuan93, JAYBUMAOM, H1GHRMUSIC, Jessica_oh, exidistic, AleXa_ZB, hoya1991, dalsooobin, ericnamofficial, btob_silver_light, moonjongyup, johnnyjsuh, sssorn_chonnasorn, official2Z, jessica.syj, versacetaehyung, jiminpark07, yu_gyeom, Official MonstaX, BTS_twt, OH_mes2, naver, ajol_llama, ATEEZofficial