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The BTS Army and the Transformative Power of Fandom As Activism

Last Saturday night, the U. S. Black Lives Matter movement received its largest payment from a celebrity thus far—$1 million from the seven-piece K-pop group BTS. That amount was eclipsed within 48 hours. Not by any major celebrity—but by BTS’s own global fandom. The next morning, the so-called BTS Army began to organize and fundraise, led by the fan-formed One in an Army charity project.

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