While we highlighted some of Korea’s well known socialtainers last week, this week we’ve decided to highlight the idols who bring social issues to light, not primarily with their words, but with their actions.
Celebrities tend to have a great realm of influence, but it’s undeniable that idols are some of the most closely watched celebs in the business. So when idols go out of their way and do something other than sing, dance or entertain, the media (and the general public) notices.
Here are just a few idols who have stood out for not just their flashy moves on stage, but also their warm hearts.
As Sean is one of the founders of the ‘10,000 Won Miracle’ project, which collects funds to benefit disabled children, the charity has been featured at Big Bang’s concerts, while Se7en and 2NE1 and other YG members have all been featured promoting the project. YG also works closely with Kiehl’s, to design and sell cosmetics, the profits of which will go towards charities.
2NE1 and Gummy also joined hands with another beloved project of one of our socialtainers, Cha In Pyo, as the two participated in a Companion charity concert in Taean on February 23. 2NE1 previously performed in another Companion concert in Vietnam in 2012.
Most recently, 2NE1, Se7en and Sean all participated in the 2013 Severance Love Share Concert, which helps collect funds to help patients in need.
But lest you think the idols are simply using their well-promoted skills to help out, the YG family members also know how to get down and dirty.
The YG family members have helped out with the charity ‘Love Coal’, and distributed coal briquettes to keep unfortunate families warm in the winter and have often personally visited patients in hospitals.
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