Fans Of BTS And Megan Thee Stallion Unite To Raise Over $100,000 For Charity
In honor of BTS and Megan Thee Stallion‘s collaboration for a remix of “Butter,” ARMY and Hotties have united to raise money for BIPOC-focused charities.
#BTS #방탄소년단 Butter (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)
2021.08.27. 1PM (KST) | 12AM (ET)#BTS_Butter @theestallion pic.twitter.com/gepKjESF5f
— BIGHIT MUSIC (@BIGHIT_MUSIC) August 25, 2021
User @AJBaepsae on Twitter began brainstorming on August 24 about raising money to donate to a charity in Megan’s name. Megan had to legally dispute her label in order to get the song cleared for release. Furthermore, the artist has had to pay around $110,000 due to the restraining order against her label as well as a fee required by her label in order to release the remix.
We should raise 100k and donate it to a charity of Megan’s choice
— A.Jay⁷ (@AJBaepsae) August 24, 2021
They received numerous suggestions from fans regarding important causes that would benefit from their donations, as well as organizations that align with BTS’s and Megan’s beliefs of equality and justice.
In honor of the hottest collab of the summer, join the BTS ARMY and Thee Hotties in donating to Black Women for Wellness, Women for Afghan Women and The Houston Food Bank in support of Megan Thee Stallion.
Your donation supports voices, passions, talents, vision, and safety of women and children as we continue to advocate for freedom and justice together.
These causes were chosen based on opinions from part of the ARMY community.
Both fandoms and artists are passionate about mutual aid and donating. Last year, BTS donated $1 million dollars to Black Lives Matter, and ARMY matched their donation quickly. Megan Thee Stallion is known for her consistent philanthropy. This year alone, for example, she donated $50,000 following the violent attack at an Atlanta spa and $100,000 to the Breonna Taylor Foundation.
Just a few hours later, the fundraising had officially begun under the name #TheeARMYFund. Their goal was to raise $100,000 before the release of the “Butter” remix on August 27 at 12 AM Eastern time. However, they were able to reach that goal with hours to spare!
You did it!
With time to spare before #ButterRemixFtMegan drops today, this community managed to raise our goal of 100k USD to be donated to @BW4WLA , @WAWHumanRights & @HoustonFoodBank in support of @theestallion .#100kWhenWeSaySo#From_ARMYHOTTIES_With_Butter#TheeARMYFund pic.twitter.com/2KBqiQGFSe
— A.Jay⁷ (@AJBaepsae) August 27, 2021
One of the charities, Women for Afghan Women (WAW) sent a message of thanks directly to the organizers and also posted on their Twitter to thank everyone for participating.
Hey #ARMY and #HOTTIES! 💜Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and for supporting @WAWHumanRights and #Afghan women at this critical time. Thank you for using your platform, influence, and power to do global good.🌏⭐️ Tashakor #TheeARMYFund #BTSARMY 🙏💕 https://t.co/rYOPqhVFWe
— WomenforAfghanWomen (@WAWHumanRights) August 25, 2021
Megan also took her time to thank everybody for their generosity.
I can’t even begin to say how much this means to me! Thank you 🥺💙 https://t.co/fHeL1CJ7T1
— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) August 27, 2021
#TheeARMYFund currently has raised over $113,000 and will remain open “as long as possible,” according to the organizer.
Morning and Happy release day ARMY HOtties!
Thank you for your continued support of #TheeARMYFund were already 11k past our initial goal!
We will keep the campaign open for as long as possible in support of these great charities.https://t.co/G55XdW6zot pic.twitter.com/AZgXg4BBWM
— A.Jay⁷ (@AJBaepsae) August 27, 2021
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