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K-pop stars BTS join White House press conference in crackdown on hate crimes against Asians

Members of the hugely popular boy band were invited to the residence of US President Joe Biden to discuss the issue on the last day of Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Native American Heritage Month.

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K-pop supergroup BTS has appeared in the White House meeting room in the campaign to crack down on crimes against Asians.

Members of the hugely popular boy band were invited to the residence of US President Joe Biden to discuss the matter on the last day of Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Native American Heritage Month. .

Hate crimes against Asians have increased dramatically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre escorted the seven singers to the iconic podium, where they spoke to the press but were not allowed to answer questions.

Speaking in front of the room in English, the Korean native RM said, “We are BTS and it is an honor to be invited to the White House tonight to discuss the important issues of fighting European hate crime. Asia, Inclusion and Diversity of Asia”.







K-pop group BTS appeared in the White House meeting room during the campaign to crack down on hate crimes against Asians
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“We joined the White House to stand with the AANHPI community and to celebrate,” BTS member Jin said in Korean with his bandmates.

“We are devastated by the recent rise in hate crimes, including hate crimes by Asian Americans. To put an end to this and support the cause, we wanted to take this opportunity to speak for ourselves once again,” added Jimin.

The group then thanked their “army” of K-pop fans for supporting the campaign to crack down on hate crimes in Asia.

“We are here today thanks to our military, our fans all over the world, people of different nationalities and cultures and who speak different languages. We are really and always grateful,” said J-Hope.







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Jungkook added, “We are still amazed that music created by Korean artists is reaching so many people around the world overcoming language and cultural barriers. We believe that music is always a wonderful and wonderful fusion of all things. ”

Suga then took his turn to step on the podium to say, “There’s nothing wrong with being different. Equality begins when we are open and accepting of all our differences.”

“Everybody has their own history,” V said as he picked up the mic. “We hope today is a step forward to respect and understand each and everyone as a person of worth.”







The group then thanked the “army” of K-pop fans for supporting the campaign to crack down on hate crimes in Asia.
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RM ended the appearance, once again answering the press in English.

“Finally, we thank President Biden and the White House for this important opportunity to talk about important causes, reminding ourselves of what we can do as artists.” he said. “One more time thank you very much.”

The K-pop group was then led to a private meeting with the president, a self-proclaimed fan.







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Biden has been vocal about crimes against Asians since he took office.

He has repeatedly condemned former President Donald Trump’s use of terms like ‘Chinese virus’ to refer to COVID.

In March 2021, Biden publicized his use of the term, saying: “It’s coronavirus. Totally stop it,” after a gunman targeted Asians at Atlanta spas in a horror attack.

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