Here Are the Details About BTS’s Invitation to The White House!
If we start talking about BTS‘s achievements, we will never end. Starting from their music, the members’ skills, until their opportunities to attend many special and significant events in the world which have made everyone proud, especially ARMY. As we know, BTS are the first Korean boy group that got a chance to attend and speak at the UN in 2018 and 2021. Then, in 2022, they also got an honorable invitation from the President of the United States to come to The White House.
So, in this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with all the information regarding BTS’s attendance of a special event at The White House. Let’s check it out!
BTS Are Reportedly Invited to The White House
A piece of surprising news involving BTS was announced by The White House Washington on May 26th, 2022. They say BTS would join President Joe Biden to discuss the inclusion and representation of Asians and anti-Asian hate and discrimination. BTS are considered a group that brings positive vibes to everything. So, they gained the trust to attend that honorary meeting and big event. This meeting also celebrates Heritage Month of Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders (AANHPI).
BTS Members’ Speech
Finally, on May 31st, 2022, BTS attended the press brief in the White House press room, and each member spoke about issues related to Anti-Asian Crime and their diversity. Firstly, the host (Karine Jean Pierre) introduced BTS and opened the discussion. After that, RM started his speech by saying:
“Hi, we’re BTS. It’s a great honor to be invited to the White House today to discuss important issues related to Anti-Asian Hate Crime and its diversity.“
Other BTS members immediately give speeches sequentially, so here’s what they were talking about!
“Recently, many hate crimes against Asians have taken place, I was very surprised and felt so bad. We would like to help anyway to take this opportunity to voice ourselves once again.“ – Jimin
Suga: “There’s nothing wrong to be different. I think equality starts when we open up and accept all our differences.“
“Everyone has their history. We hope that today is a step forward to respect and understand all the people as a person is valued.” – V
In the last speech, RM thanked the President and The White House for giving them such a great opportunity.
Reporters Flocked to Ask BTS Questions!
After BTS members ended their speeches, many reporters were willing to risk everything to be able to ask BTS questions at The White House. Reporters weren’t allowed to attend the meeting and ask BTS questions during the press conferences. However, as soon as the meeting was over, Karine told them there wasn’t enough time for BTS to answer all the questions. Meanwhile, RM, who was previously ready to answer all the questions, immediately apologized politely.
BTS Meet President Joe Biden to Discuss Discrimination Issues
The meeting of BTS and President Joe Biden occurred at 2:30 PM EST in the Oval Room. Still, in the same context, BTS and the President discussed the Anti-Asian hate crimes and diversity. The full video of their meeting isn’t available, but a video uploaded by The White House on YouTube is available, where President Joe Biden warmly welcomes their presence and even plays and dances to a BTS song.
So, here’s the video!
BTS Paid Themselves Off For Their Trip to The White House
Besides the invitation for BTS to come to The White House, they reportedly paid themselves off for their trip. BTS members spent their own money to visit the US. It’s not because the governance didn’t accommodate them, but BTS paid for their trip because they wanted to pay themselves off. Hearing this news, all their fans are super proud of their idols.
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