In a White House news conference, BTS speaks out against anti-Asian racism.

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BTS, a global K-pop superstar, gave a press conference at the White House on Tuesday before meeting with President Joe Biden to commemorate AANHPI Heritage Month.

According to a translator at the briefing, group member Jin stated that the group “supports the AANHPI community.”

Ji-min claimed the organization was “devastated by the recent spike of hate crimes, especially Asian American hate crimes,” and that they were visiting the White House to “put a stop to this and support the cause.”

The band praised the diversity of their fan base, which spans continents, languages, and cultures. BTS has established a worldwide following, selling out stadiums and collecting honors at the MTV Video Music Awards, American Music Awards, and other events.

According to a translator, Jungkook added, “We’re still shocked that music generated by South Korean musicians reaches so many people around the world, overcoming languages and cultural barriers.” “We believe that music has always been an extraordinary and magnificent unifier of all things,” says the group.

President Joe Biden and the music group will discuss Asian representation, inclusivity, and anti-Asian discrimination in the United States at a confidential discussion in the Oval Office.

Stop AAPI Hate, an Asian advocacy organization, logged more than 10,000 reports of hate incidents against Asian American and Pacific Islander people across the United States between March 2020 and December 31, 2021.

“It’s okay to be different,” said Suga, a member of the group. “Equality begins when we embrace all of our diversity and open up.”

“We hope that today is a step forward in recognizing and understanding each and every one of you as a valuable person,” V said.

This isn’t the first time BTS has gotten involved in politics. To enhance global diplomacy, the United Nations appointed BTS members as special presidential envoys for future generations and culture.