BTS visits White House to discuss combating hate crime surge
APTOPIX Biden BTS Members of the K-pop supergroup BTS, from left, V, Jungkook, Jimin, RM, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, join White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 31, 2022. The band members wore black suits and ties and took turns briefly stepping to the podium. The normally cramped White House briefing room was even more jammed than usual, as journalists on-hand to cover BTS packed the aisles alongside the rows of seats assigned to outlets who regularly attend. The White House livestream — not known for attracting large, middle-of-the-afternoon audiences — attracted more than 230,000 viewers before the event even began. The scene was fun but the issue that brought the South Korean group to the White House was not.wftv.com
'I’m Korean, people need to accept that': Oli London defends ‘transracial’ identity against Black woman
London, 31, who underwent multiple surgeries to look like BTS member Jimin, most recently identified as a Korean woman using “they/them” pronouns. In the May 2 episode of the Channel 4 series, London sat down with a Black woman, who was not named in the video, to discuss whether someone can identify as “transracial.” “I identify as Korean,” London said.news.yahoo.com
BTS singer Jimin tests positive for COVID-19, has surgery for appendicitis
BTS singer Jimin tests positive for COVID-19, has surgery for appendicitis In this screengrab, Jimin of music group BTS performs onstage during the 63rd annual Grammy Awards broadcast on March 14, 2021. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)SEOUL — BTS singer Jimin is the latest member of the K-pop group to test positive for COVID-19. The news comes just weeks after BTS members RM, Jin and Suga tested positive for the virus after performing in the United States, Reuters reported. >> Coronavirus: Sen. Mitt Romney tests positive for COVID-19On Sunday, South Korea reported more than 17,532 new coronavirus cases, setting a new daily record, according to Reuters. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for iHeartMedia) (Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN gathering
(John Angelillo/Pool Photo via AP) (John Angelillo)It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth's well being from superstar K-pop band BTS. Nerves were evident when band member Jimin stumbled over his words while talking about young people trying to navigate the pandemic. It was a moment that prompted the “BTS ARMY” of fans to rally behind him in a show of support on social media. The singers crooned, “Don’t need to talk the talk, just walk the walk,” while dancing their way from the General Assembly hall to the garden overlooking the East River. Since its debut in 2013, BTS has garnered global recognition for its self-produced music and activism, which also includes publicly calling out anti-Asian racism.wftv.com
Nearly 1 million people watched the U.N. General Assembly online — when K-pop band BTS took to the podium
Nearly 1 million people tuned into what felt like the hottest event on the Internet Monday: A speech at the United Nations General Assembly meeting by the K-pop superstar boy band BTS.washingtonpost.com
BTS on 1st Grammy nod: 'It’s hard to express in words'
FILE - Members BTS pose for photos during the Golden Disk Awards in Seoul, South Korea, on Jan. 5, 2020. Now, the gift has returned to them — in the form of their first Grammy nomination. “‘Dynamite’ gave us huge success in Korea, of course, a Grammy nomination, a performance, so you know, life is really interesting." “It’s really hard to express in words,” Jimin said of the nomination. They said the Grammy nomination does create some pressure for the next batch of songs they produce, but they’re not letting the success get to their heads.
BTS says new album 'BE' is a 'letter of hope'
Members of South Korean K-pop band BTS arrive for a press conference to introduce their new album "BE" in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. K-pop band BTS has released their highly anticipated new album, which they describe as a letter of hope. The band held a socially distanced news conference in Seoul to unveil BE, its second album this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL – K-pop band BTS on Friday released their highly anticipated new album, which they described as a “letter of hope.”The band held a socially distanced news conference in Seoul to unveil “BE,” their second album this year. Unlike other K-pop bands that carefully maintain the personas created by their labels, BTS is known for its active engagement with fans — known as ARMY — through social media.
BTS on gaining respect in the US: ‘We definitely feel that’
FILE - Members of South Korean K-Pop group BTS appear during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, on April 17, 2019. Dynamite, the groups first all-English song, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. music charts this week, making BTS first Korean pop act to top the chart. (Jo Soo-jung/Newsis via AP, File)
BTS on gaining respect in the US: We definitely feel that
FILE - Members of South Korean K-Pop group BTS appear during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, on April 17, 2019. 1 on the U.S. music charts this week, making BTS first Korean pop act to top the chart. 1 on the U.S. music charts this week, making BTS the first Korean pop act to top the chart. When asked if BTS who released their debut single in 2013 felt like theyve begun to earn more respect from the U.S., RM said: We definitely feel that.I think in the perspective of culture, I think its really important to be familiar. I think its very good and thats what we wanted actually.It could also be time for BTS first Grammy nomination.