This was a very noticeable intervention at the White House. This Tuesday, the South Korean group BTS used an opportunity provided by American President Joe Biden for them to condemn racism against Asians.
"We are devastated at the recent increase in hate crimes, especially hate crimes targeting Asian people," stated Jimin (Park Ji-min), one the seven members of the iconic K-Pop group. The stage of the White House press room was packed for the occasion. There is nothing wrong in being different. "Equality starts when we acknowledge and accept our differences," stated Suga (Min Yoongi), another member. His words, similar to those of Jimin have been translated.
The young men in dark suits, ties, and white shirts paraded before journalists and made very brief statements. They were then received by the American president. After a briefing, which was shortened to a smaller audience, Joe Biden's economic advisor arrived. He joked that he could tell his children that BTS had heated the room.
Joe Biden invited BTS to participate in a series celebrating America's Asian community and decrying the racism it faces. According to a White House statement, the American president would like to talk with BTS, the most popular boy band in the world, about "the inclusion, representation, and discrimination against Asians," as well as "the racist crimes, and discrimination that have become more prominent in recent years," the White House stated last week. They will meet privately without the media.
The White House hopes to see BTS "ambassadors for youth who spread hope and optimism to the world." Already, the septet was invited to address the United Nations twice, in 2018 as well as 2021. They will be speaking about climate change, and the Covid-19 pandemic.
It has been a while since the fame of these seven young artists, in their twenties, has spread beyond Korea to sweep the globe and, therefore, the United States. Three of BTS's songs are at the top of Billboard's American chart of the most-popular songs. Their record-breaking annual revenue of more than $1 billion was achieved in 2021 thanks to online content and album sales.
Joe Biden (79), the oldest President of the United States and head of the communications team, launched a major offensive targeting young audiences through collaborations with stars. Influencers. We were able to see Olivia Rodrigo, the latest American pop star, and the Jonas Brothers, a adored group for teenagers, at the White House. They came to record videos with President Obama to promote vaccination against Covid-19. 19.