WWE superstar John Cena has donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement, joining K-Pop sensation BTS in supporting the movement amid the racial unrest and protests stemming from the killing of George Floyd.
The 43-year-old pro wrestler and actor donated as part of the #MatchAMillion initiative co-opted by fans of BTS known as the #BTSArmy, tweeting: “Very happy to join #BTSARMY in efforts to match BTS’ tremendous donation #ARMYMatch1M.”
Cena is an admitted superfan of the K-Pop band and also praised the outfit and their fans for channeling their efforts toward the critical social cause aimed against eliminating racism and police brutality.
The donation is just another example of the superstar’s charitable nature as he’s been a prolific presence for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Cena also recently spoke out in support of fellow WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil, who took to Instagram to deliver an impassioned message urging friends and allies to support ongoing efforts toward racial equality through peacefully protesting.
Black Lives Matter was initially established in 2013 following the shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin and has been essential in the international spate of demonstrations following the police killing of George Floyd May 25 in Minneapolis.
By Leroy Hawkson | Head of Sports Desk