BTS was recently in the US on invitation by the White House to join hands in a campaign against Anti-Asian sentiments. Crimes targeting Asians have been on the rise since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
“This is an important month here in America. A lot of our Asian American friends have been subject to real discrimination,” Biden is seen telling the K-pop group. The boys, in turn, thanked POTUS for validating the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act into a law.
While the meeting was a closed-door affair, what came to the fore is that POTUS Biden, in his bid to make the septet comfortable, played Butter as the welcoming score.
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A video shared on Instagram page of the president shows the reaction of the band members to this gesture of Biden. “It was great to meet with you this week at the White House, @bts.bighitofficial. The rise in anti-Asian hate crimes requires all of us to stand up, speak out, and give hate no safe harbor. Thanks for all you’re doing. It matters,” read the caption.
The video opens with BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook arriving at the White House all formally dressed in black suits for their 35-minute meeting. As they are beginning the sit down, Biden plays their hit song Butter and says “I’d figured I make you feel at home.”
Fans of BTS reacted to the video in the comments section. A fan commented, “This is so sweet and amazing!” Another called it a “historical moment”. A fan also said, “THANK YOU FOR MAKING THEM FEEL AT HOME.”
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