BTS to meet with Biden… A brief statement will be made in the White House press room.

Invited to ‘Asian Heritage Month’ event to discuss ‘anti-Asian hate crimes’

BTS arrives in the US

(Washington = Yonhap News) Correspondent Kang Byung-cheol = The group BTS is arriving at Dulles International Airport near Washington DC on the 29th (local time). 2022.05.30 soleco@yna.co.kr

(Washington = Yonhap News) Correspondent Kim Kyung-hee = BTS, who is visiting Washington DC at the invitation of the White House, will meet with President Joe Biden on the 31st (local time).

According to the White House, BTS will meet with President Biden at 3 pm on the last day of AANHPI Heritage Month in the United States and discuss ‘anti-Asian hate crime countermeasures’, according to the White House. Is expected.

Reuters reported, citing an official, that BTS will visit the White House press room before attending the event and give a brief greeting during the regular briefing of its spokesperson.

In the United States, hate crimes against Asians have emerged as a more serious social problem after the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

BTS, a world-class K-pop star, has been vocal about racial discrimination, including hate crimes.

When the shooting that took the lives of four Korean women in Atlanta, USA in March of last year, BTS offered condolences to the families of the victims and issued a statement opposing racism and violence.

BTS leader RM answered the question at a press conference in Los Angeles last November that ‘BTS’s voice is creating a positive atmosphere on the issue of Asian hatred in America’. do,” he said.

Since BTS arrived in Washington DC on the 29th, they have been preparing for a meeting with President Biden without a special official schedule.

Some members spent time walking around the Potomac River or playing golf at a nearby golf course, while some members visited an art museum in Boston and posted their visit to the United States on social media to inform fans.

BTS to meet Biden at the White House… “Debating the fight against hate crimes” (CG)

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