On November 28 local time, K-Pop idol group BTS held a global conference ahead of the BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE- LA concert at the SoFi Stadium in L.A. The members shared their thoughts about holding an offline concert, their feelings about being nominated for the Grammys, and more.
During the press conference, they received a question regarding the issue of Asian-hate in the U.S. And as artists representing Asians beyond just Koreans, they also expressed their opinions on the issue of racism in the American society.
Q. In the US, we had to deal with the issue of Asian-hate, and your positivity obviously combated that. How do you feel about the positive role that you have taken to help Asian-hate and show a positive life to Asians and Asian Americans?
We have a great responsibility in regards to the Asian-hate issue. We ourselves have experienced many barriers that are difficult to describe in words. It would be a great honor if our music and performances and various awards gave strength to the Asians living away from their home countries. Going forward, we will continue to raise our voices against Asian-hate. If there‘s something we can do to help, we are always open and will try to expand our value and stop discrimination.
On the other hand, BTS will perform on November 28, December 1, and December 2 for their BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE- LA concert tour before returning to Korea.