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K-Pop music Group BTS meets Biden, discus anti-Asian hate crimes

US President Joe Biden meeting members of the K-pop supergroup BTS at the White House on Wednesday.
US President Joe Biden meeting members of the K-pop supergroup BTS at the White House on Wednesday.

US: Korean Pop group BTS met US President Joe Biden in the White House. President Biden thanked the supergroup for stopping by the White House.

"Thanks for stopping by the White House," Biden posted on his official Twitter along with a photo with the K-pop band.

The White House praised BTS's floppy haired, stylish stars as "youth ambassadors who spread a message of hope and positivity across the world."

Band members, all in their 20s and who frequently appear wearing earrings and lipstick, have given a voice worldwide to a generation comfortable with gender fluidity.

They are credited with generating billions for the South Korean economy, and their label enjoyed a surge in profits despite holding fewer concerts during the pandemic.

Biden, who at 79 is the oldest person to become president, has often reached out to young celebrities and social media influencers to try and inject some glamour into his team's messaging on social and health issues.

These included pop singer Olivia Rodrigo and the Jonas Brothers in campaigns to persuade young Americans to get their Covid-19 vaccines.

- NDTV

 


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