Recently, BTS made a visit to The White House in Washington D.C., the U.S. capital. They were asked to speak to conclude the celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
On May 31, BTS spoke publicly to reporters at Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre‘s press briefing. Immediately after, they met with President Joe Biden. In both meetings, the members touched on important topics, speaking about anti-Asian hate crimes, the importance of diversity, and inclusion.
We just want to be a little help and we truly appreciate the White House and the government’s trying to find solutions.
People care a lot about what you say, and what you’re doing is good for all people.
It’s not just your great talent, it’s the message you’re communicating.
— President Joe Biden
It was great to meet with you, @bts_bighit. Thanks for all you’re doing to raise awareness around the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination.
I look forward to sharing more of our conversation soon. pic.twitter.com/LnczTpT2aL
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 1, 2022
Still, while BTS spoke on serious topics, there were many chaotic and wholesome moments for ARMYs to enjoy. One being that the members had President Biden do the iconic finger heart, popularized especially in K-Pop.
they got him to do the finger heart 😭 pic.twitter.com/WVq6hM2cEX
— Yolaa ☽ (@gcftgkk) June 1, 2022
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN MAKE THE FINGER HEART WITH BTS TT pic.twitter.com/LCInOFosKl
— MJ⁷ | 10/6♡ (@mjluvkoo) June 1, 2022
While it’s been over a week since BTS’s visit, President Biden was spotted posing with a finger heart yet again!
White House reporter Seung Min Kim shared a photo from a bill signing on June 7. In the photo, he was doing a finger heart as he stood next to Senator Mazie Hirono.
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) June 7, 2022
He was likely doing it because Senator Mazie Hirono is famously an ARMY herself! She has spoken about her love for BTS multiple times.
On this week's episode of #ladiesfirst with @laurabrown99, Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) opens up about getting things done as the first Asian American woman elected to the Senate as well as her love for BTS and cats. SAME.
— InStyle (@InStyle) June 23, 2021
In fact, she was one of the U.S. senators who fought against others over invitations to see BTS at The White House!
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