Rolling Stone had the music world buzzing this week after posting an article questioning whether Morgan Wallen is living up to his promise to distribute $500,000 to black organizations following an incident in January when the country supserstar was filmed using a racial slur outside his Nashville home.
Jason Newman reported on Monday:
Nearly eight weeks after making these comments, however, it remains unclear if Wallen actually donated the entire amount he said he would. In a statement to Rolling Stone, BMAC — the only organization Wallen mentioned by name in his GMA interview — criticized the singer, saying they were “disappointed that Morgan has not used his platform to support any anti-racism endeavors.” While the group received some money from Wallen, they said the $500,000 number “seems exceptionally misleading.”
However, reporting from USA TODAY on Wednesday accounted for donations distributed by Wallen personally, or by his representation, totaling $400,000 to date.
According to that report:
“The remaining $100,000 has been earmarked to be dispersed to Black-led organizations in Tennessee by the end of the year, according to Wallen’s management.”