BTS At The White House To Talk About Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

BTS At The White House

Global K-Pop stars BTS at the White House on Tuesday to speak with President Biden about hate crimes and discrimination against Asians.

With dance videos and catchy songs, BTS is one of the most popular pop bands in the world. At a White House press conference, they talked about the importance of inclusion and representation.

“Equality begins when we open up and embrace all of our differences,” Suga, one of the seven members of the group, said through an interpreter on Tuesday.

Yesterday, seven members, wearing black tracksuits and ties, appeared in the James S. Brady Press Conference Room as part of a visit to promote “Asian inclusion and representation”.

Another member of the group, RM, spoke in English to the press delegation. He said it was a “great honor” to be at the White House to “discuss the important issues of anti-Asian hates crimes, Asian inclusion and diversity.”

“We were devastated by the recent surge of hate crimes, including Asian-American hate crimes. To put a stop on this and support the cause, we’d like to take this opportunity to voice ourselves once again,” Jimin said.

BTS Visits White House
BTS At The White House to discuss ‘devastating’ surge of anti-Asian hate crimes

The trip to Washington comes amid an increase in attacks against Asian communities around the country. According to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, crimes against Asian Americans increased by more than 300 percent last year.

The entertainers’ arrival drew a larger-than-usual crowd of journalists packed into boardrooms and aisles, and nearly 225,000 viewers were watching the YouTube live stream. Before BTS’s visit, hundreds of people gathered outside the gates of the White House.

Their meeting with Biden in the Oval Office will not be accessible to reporters.

The group’s visit comes days after Biden returned from his first tour of Asia as President, which included a three-day stop in Seoul and meetings with the newly elected South Korean President. Yoon Suk Yeol.

The White House added, Biden and BTS “will also discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion and BTS’ background as youth ambassadors who spread messages of hope and hope.” positivity around the world.”

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