'Produce 101 Season 2' stars' fans donate to close causes

8:47 PM Joseph Bernard Marzan 0 Comments

In honor of their success in Mnet's survival show Produce 101, fans of contestants Kang Daniel and Im Young Min have donated to causes for comfort women and children with cancer.

On June 28, Kang Daniel’s fan club Daniel Dot Com revealed they donated 1,578,837 won (approximately $1,380), in line with his votes, to the House of Sharing, an organization that works to restore the honor of comfort women, who were sexual slaves of Japanese soldiers during World War II. The fan club wrote, “Thank you to the national producers of Kang Daniel for their 1,578,837 votes. We will join him in his warmhearted usage of products supporting comfort women’s rights. We would like to cheer on the ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ concert on July 1 and 2.” Daniel was previously noticed for wearing a t-shirt and bracelet that supports comfort women’s rights.

This is not the first time his fans have donated in his name. On June 1, Daniel Dot Com donated to an organization dedicated to protecting cats.

Meanwhile, Im Young Min’s fan cafes on portal sites Daum and Naver donated 1,010,000 won to the Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation and requested that the donation be used for children fighting cancer.

The person in charge of the donation stated, “‘Produce 101 Season 2’ has ended, and its last event, the concert, will be held soon. We made the donation in hopes of making the event more meaningful and celebratory than any other event. We hope this donation will help many children overcome their diseases and achieve their dreams like Young Min.”

Kang Daniel took first place in “Produce 101 Season 2” and became the center of project group Wanna One. Im Young Min was eliminated in the last episode, taking 15th place. (Image and Text by Soompi)