International ARMYs Step In To Support Korean “Comfort Women”

Fans are touched.

International ARMYs have stepped in to support the victims of sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army.

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On November 15, an international fan shared a post on Twitter encouraging fans to help the Korean grandmothers who were victims of sexual slavery before and during World War Two. The post rapidly spread among fans who began to donate money to the House of Sharing.

 

The House of Sharing, which is located in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, indicated that they have received over 2 million KRW, or approximately $1,800 USD, in 3 days from November 16 to 18 from all over the world including America, England, France, Germany, Malaysia, Indonesia and more. The organization added that their support was not limited to financial funding, but a means of emotional support for the victimized grandmothers.

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“Donations that were received for 3 days from the 16th to the 18th have exceeded 2 million KRW. The donations from BTS’ international fans are not limited to mere support for the project, but it is another movement for remembering the history of the Japanese invasion and the issues of the comfort women.”

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The fan, who claimed to have gotten in touch with House of Sharing, shared that one of the grandmothers had said she was very grateful that her story was being shared after she heard about what ARMYs were doing.

 

Fans have been touched by not only the generosity of ARMYs but also by their work in helping spread more awareness about the issue.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time BTS fans showed support for the cause. In June and September, BTS fans sent 10 million KRW ($8,860 USD) in donations to the House of Sharing under the name “BTS’ ARMY”.

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