Korean Pop stars BTS visits White House to talk about Anti-Asian Hate

On Tuesday, Global K-Pop stars BTS was at The White House where they met with President Biden and had a conversation about anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination.

They said that it’s “not wrong to be different” and also emphasized why is it important to end anti-Asian hate. At present, BTS is one of the most popular pop bands in the world.

“Equality begins when we open up and embrace all of our differences,” said Suga through a translator on Tuesday. He is one of the group’s seven singing superstars.

They briefly talked about the importance of inclusion and representation. For this meeting, the BTS members wore matching black suits and ties.

"We were devastated by the recent surge of hate crimes including Asian American hate crimes. To put a stop on this and support the cause, we'd like to take this opportunity to voice ourselves once again," said Jimin.

RM said it was a “great honor” to be present at the White House and “discuss important issues of anti-Asian hate crimes, Asian inclusion, and diversity.”

Last week it was announced by the White House that the “Dynamite” singers’ will be visiting and meeting President Joe Biden and talking about some of the important issues of the world.

BTS's trip to the White House comes in the middle of a spike in attacks against Asian communities across the country. Crimes against Asian Americans increased by more than 300% last year.

“We still feel surprised that music created by South Korean artists reaches so many people around the world, transcending languages and cultural barriers,” Jungkook said.