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BTS Addresses Asian Discrimination At White House

BTS is visiting U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House today to discuss the rising levels of anti-Asian discrimination in North America.

The South Korean boy band makes the trek to Washington D.C. to raise awareness for “Asian inclusion and representation” and to address the level of anti-Asian hate crimes, which rose exponentially during the pandemic.

It’s expected that Biden will use their visit to draw attention to the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act he signed into law last May. The act provides law enforcement with resources to identify, investigate, and report hate crimes and ensure information about these crimes is available to Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANPHI) communities.

A spokesperson for the white House stated “President Biden and BTS will also discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion and BTS’ platform as youth ambassadors who spread a message of hope and positivity across the world,”

Prior to their latest DC jaunt, the K-Pop sensations previously teamed up with UNICEF to launch the Love Myself anti-violence campaign and they’ve also performed at the United Nations General Assembly.

Not the only celebrities to make a trip to the Washington, last week Selena Gomez raised awareness for mental health advocacy alongside First Lady Jill Biden, Paris Hilton recently talked to officials about protecting youths in residential programs, and Olivia Rodrigo appeared last year to encourage young people to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Author: Saul Goode

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