As Black Lives Matter movement continues to protest around the world, WWE legend John Cena has reportedly donated $1million to press on the cause.
Mirror reports that Cena called on his followers to “welcome ideas” and be “open-minded” to change as he joined South Korean pop group BTS in pledging a seven-figure sum to back the movement.
The wrestler who recently became a Hollywood movie celebrity promised the said amount hoping it will help effect the much-needed change while urging his followers to be brave.
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Cena’s donation is equal to what South Korean pop group BTS and their management group Big Hit Entertainment made available earlier.
Since BTS made their donation, their loyal fanbase have now matched it, but the WWE superstar however gave his own reasons for such huge donation.
John Cena delivers a speech at the NBC Universal Upfront in New York City. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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“Change is never easy because it takes us admitting that our efforts and methods may be flawed to a point of sev The Black Lives Matter movement has gathered huge support in recent weeks following the death of African American George Floyd in police custody,” Cena tweeted.
Many Nigerians might not really be fans of the attitude displayed by top singer, Burna Boy, from time to time, but that has not stopped them from acknowledging that he is a talented artiste.
The singer has been quite controversial in recent times but still manages to have many fans that cannot do away with his music.
Just recently, a large group of people were seen dancing and vibing to Burna Boy’s hit song, Ye, during a Black Lives Matter protest in the UK.
It is no longer news that the year 2020 has been filled with interesting events including the protests that rocked many cities across the world to preach that black lives also matter.
It all started when a black man, George Floyd, was killed by a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, who knelt down on his neck despite his pleas about not being able to breathe. The terrible moment was caught on video and it later went viral and led to a nationwide riot.