K-Pop supergroup BTS attended the White House press briefing on Tuesday, May 31 (local time). The mega-popular music stars were due to meet US President Joe Biden when they dropped by for the briefing.
“While many of you know BTS as international Grammy-nominated icons, they also play an important role as ambassadors for youth promoting a message of respect and positivity,” the attaché said. of the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre, presenting the group.
All of the supergroup members spoke, mostly in Korean, except for RM who is the only member who is fluent in English.
“Hello, we are BTS and it is a great honor to be invited to the White House today to discuss the important issues of anti-Asian hate crimes, Asian inclusion and diversity,” said- he declared. The others spoke with the help of an interpreter.
“We have been devastated by the recent wave of hate crimes, including Asian American hate crimes. To put a stop to this and support the cause, we would like to take this opportunity to speak out again,” the translator explained. “We are here today thanks to our army – our fans from all over the world – who have different nationalities and cultures and use different languages.”
BTS was scheduled to meet with Biden to discuss hate crimes targeting Asians.
“Biden and BTS will also discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion and BTS’s platform as young ambassadors spreading a message of hope and positivity around the world,” the statement said. White House last week announcing the visit.
Attacks on people of Asian descent have intensified as some politicians and experts have encouraged Americans to blame China for COVID-19, amid other tensions.
The boy band’s encounter with Biden will be closed to the media.
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