BTS to Discuss Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month with President Biden
CHARLOTTE, NC — Grammy-nominated superstars BTS are picking up their mics and raising their voices again, but this time to fight anti-Asian hate crimes as well as Asian representation with President Joe Biden.
The Korean boyband, also known as Bangtan Sonyeondan, will join Biden at the White House on May 31 in a meaningful celebration of Asian American Indian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month; tackling anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination that have become bigger issues in recent years.
The seven-member group expressed their experiences with Asian discrimination and gave voice to many others who have been the subject of hatred because of their race.
“We are against racial discrimination. We condemn violence,” BTS said in a March 2021 Twitter post on the subject. “You, me and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together. »
President Biden has previously spoken about his commitment to addressing the surge in anti-Asian hate crimes and signed into law the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act in May 2021 to provide law enforcement with resources to identify, investigate and report hate crimes and ensure that hate crime information is more accessible to Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
BTS will also discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion with President Biden and BTS’ platform as young ambassadors spreading a message of hope and positivity across the world.