South Korean pop stars pledge support for Black Lives Matter movement

SEOUL – South Korean pop stars, including Jay Park, Red Velvet's Yeri and Tiffany from Girls' Generation, have spoken up about and contributed to the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States.

The US has seen nationwide protests after George Floyd, 46,died while being detained by police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with second-degree murder.

The South Korean stars have shared information in both English and Korean to spread the message to fans in South Korea and abroad.

According to Korean pop culture website Soompi, many South Korean celebrities have also adopted the Blackout Tuesday campaign, which was reportedly started by the US music industry to put a pause on promotional activities and reflect on how to support the black community.

Singer Park Ji-min, 22, known by her stage name Jamie, posted a note on Instagram to educate her fans and followers about the context and intentions of the movement.

California-born Amber Liu, 27, formerly of South Korean girl band f(x), shared an email template for writing in to officials about George Floyd's death.

She also retweeted news about Floyd's autopsy report and when Chauvin's charges were upgraded from third- to second-degree murder. Three other officers have also been charged.

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