Considering that K-pop group BTS is one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry as well as South Korea’s Special Presidential Envoy For Culture, it makes sense that they would be among those leading the fight against anti-Asian hate.
On Tuesday, May 31, the South Korean boy band met with President Joe Biden at The White House in Washington D.C. to discuss the hate crimes that were being committed against Asians.
The group spoke to reporters before this meeting and called for an end to crimes targeting Asian Americans.
“We were devastated by the recent surge of hate crimes, including Asian American hate crimes,” said Jimin through a translator. “To put a stop on this and support the cause, we’d like to take this opportunity to voice ourselves once again.”
“It is not wrong to be different. I think equality begins when we open up and embrace all of our differences,” added Suga.