K-Pop Super Group BTS Join President Joe Biden at The White House for Historical Meeting on AAPI
In an effort to create viable outreach, President Joe Biden invited the famed members of BTW to speak publicly. The month of May was dedicated to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Heritage Month better known as AAPI. Following the rise of hate crimes against those in the AAPI community, a need for encouragement by a credible influence was needed. This is where BTS came into play to speak about the anti-Asian hate crime movement.
BTS is composed of members Jin, J-Hope, Jimin, Jungkook, RM or Kim Namjoon, Suga, and V. The group are without a doubt a fan favorite, inspiring things such as wattpad stories and selling out stadiums. They took the stage alongside Biden and their leader, Kim Namjoon to deliver a gripping message about coming together as a community. In English and their native language of Korean, to tell their audience that these crimes are an important issue.
BTW shows full support of any positive progress that occurs from here on out. While there, they were unfortunately subject to a few reporters who asked about music rather than philanthropy. Their incredible appearance was a great way to finish the month. The Korean-pop group left the conference without taking any questions, but their message rang clear. Anti-Asian hate attacks will not be tolerated, and it is more than time for the world to heal.