BTS bring anti-hate message to White House

BTS: 'K-Wave' arrives at White House with anti-Asian hate summit

May 31, 2022 by BBC News - Home

Key Facts

  • By Bernd Debusmann Jr BBC News, Washington Image source, Getty Images Image caption, BTS at the White House on 31 May They are the world's best-selling artists, and they have brought the "K-Wave" to the White House.
  • Dressed in matching black suits, the seven members group did not take questions from reporters before leaving the White House briefing room to head to their meeting with President Biden.
  • Following a series of massage parlours shootings targeting Asian women in Georgia last year, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook spoke out about their own experiences with anti-Asian discrimination.
  • In February, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry - a music industry body - announced that the group beat the likes of Taylor Swift, Drake and Adele to become the world's best-selling artists for a second year running.

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