International famous person band BTS visited the White Home Tuesday to rejoice the final day of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Forward of their meet and greet with President Joe Biden, “Butter” songsters Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook all took turns studying a press release on the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes within the US.
“We have been devastated by the latest surge of hate crimes, together with Asian American hate crimes,” Jimin mentioned, translated from Korean. “To place a cease on this and assist the trigger, we’d wish to take this chance to voice ourselves as soon as once more.”
“We’re right here right this moment due to our ARMY, our followers worldwide, who’ve completely different nationalities and cultures and use completely different languages. We’re actually and all the time grateful,” J-Hope added.
“We consider music is all the time an incredible and fantastic unifier of all issues,” Jungkook continued.
“It’s not improper to be completely different,” Suga acknowledged. “I feel equality begins once we open up and embrace all of our personal variations.”
BTS joined White Home press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in the course of the every day briefing.AP
“Everybody has their very own historical past. We hope right this moment is one step ahead to respecting and understanding everybody as a useful individual,” V mentioned.
The band didn’t reply any questions from the media, and their subsequent assembly with Biden was closed to the press.
“So I get to go house and inform my children BTS opened for me. I didn’t count on that once I awoke this morning,” quipped Brian Deese, director of the Nationwide Financial Council, who delivered remarks on the financial system to reporters after the band left the stage.
BTS arrived on the White Home on the final day of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.EPA
Earlier this month, Selena Gomez visited the White Home alongside First Girl Jill Biden to speak about psychological well being. Paris Hilton additionally visited, elevating consciousness about little one abuse in residential services, like what she claimed to have skilled as a teen at Provo Canyon College in Utah.
The Biden Administration has additionally beforehand recruited “Good 4 U” singer Olivia Rodrigo to induce younger folks to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
WATCH: BTS (@bts_bighit) at White Home Press Briefing.
“We’re BTS and it’s a nice honor to be invited to the White Home right this moment to debate the necessary problems with anti-Asian hate crimes, Asian inclusion and variety.” pic.twitter.com/BshI8s9me4
— CSPAN (@cspan) Could 31, 2022
BTS members, besides RM, spoke in Korean on the podium. Getty Pictures
BTS didn’t take any questions from reporters however smiled as they exited the room. Getty Pictures