AllvertaGlobal – The South Korean boyband BTS is scheduled to visit the White House aka the White House today, Tuesday (31/5/2022). The K-pop legend will meet with the President of the United States (US) Joe Biden to discuss efforts to fight crime and hatred against ethnic Asians.
The BTS members themselves arrived in Washington DC on Sunday (29/5/2022) through Dulles International Airport. They are called out of the airport building through a special door to avoid the attack of hundreds of fans who have been waiting for their favorite idol.
The White House said BTS and Biden would discuss, among other things, how BTS could help the government tackle anti-Asian crime, hate and discrimination that have become serious problems in the US in recent years. There has been a sharp increase in hate crimes targeting the Asian-American community since the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago.
Biden has repeatedly stated that “hate has no place in America.”
Last year, in the midst of a spate of anti-Asian hate crimes in the US, BTS spoke about their own experiences of attending discrimination.
“We remember when we faced discrimination as Asians. We were cursed for no reason and ridiculed for our appearance. We were even asked why Asians speak English,” BTS said in a statement that was retweeted more than 1 million times.
“We cannot express in words the pain of being the subject of hatred and violence for such reasons,” he added.
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