BTS Appears At White House Press Briefing To Talk About Anti-Asian Hate
The biggest band in the world is in one of the most famous residences…all in the name of stopping anti-Asian hatred.
The K-pop supergroup addressed members of the media at Tuesday’s White House press briefing to highlight the disturbing rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and the importance of Asian inclusion and diversity. .
During the briefing, BTS thanked President Biden for the chance to speak out on the issues and remind them how important their voice can be as artists. May 31 marks the last day of Asian American and Native American Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
The group was also scheduled to have a closed meeting with President Biden in the Oval Office to discuss hate crimes targeting Asians in the United States – which also follows Biden’s first trip to Asia as president.
BTS Army at the gates of the White House pic.twitter.com/GXHGIZu61h
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As you know, President Biden has been outspoken about addressing rising anti-Asian hate crimes since the pandemic began. Last year, he signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law.