BTS members to meet US President will discuss Anti-Asian hate crimes

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BTS, a Korean pop group, will shortly meet with US President Joe Biden at the White House to tackle anti-Asian hate crimes and commemorate AANHPI Heritage Month. The meeting’s specific dates have yet to be revealed.

The White House said, “President Biden has previously spoken about his commitment to combating the surge of anti-Asian hate crimes and signed into law the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act in May 2021 to provide law enforcement with resources to identify, investigate, and report hate crimes and ensure that hate crimes information is more accessible to AA and NHPI communities. President Biden and BTS will also discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion and BTS’ platform as youth ambassadors who spread a message of hope and positivity across the world.”

BTS’s leader, RM, also wrote a post on the band’s upcoming trip to America. “That happened,” the Weverse post roughly translates. But as I’m going for a good cause, I’ll go and come back well. I have only seen the White House from afar. But now we’re entering it…”

RM, the band’s leader, had previously stated, “Every choice we make is the beginning of change, not the end.”

BTS has gained international acclaim for their self-produced music and activism, which includes publicly calling out anti-Asian bigotry, since its inception in 2013. The band has topped the Billboard Hot 100s list on many occasions and has received numerous honours. They were also nominated for two Grammy Awards.

Meanwhile, BTS will release their new album Proof on June 10th.