On March 30th, the K-pop group went onto their Twitter account with 34 million followers to support the Stop Asian Hate movement. The superstars expressed how sad and angry they feel because of the rise in hate crimes against Asians recently. They also shared experiences of racism they’ve faced as Asians themselves. The group tweeted: "We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together." Curious to know more about their Twitter post? Scroll down to find out!
Ever since the pandemic began, Asian hate crimes have risen by 150%. Around the world, Asians have become subjects of mockery, hate, and violence. Unfortunately, BTS themselves have also been the target of this increasing hate.
Just this year they encountered two experiences of racism. The first one was when a German radio made racist comments about them as a response to their cover of Coldplay’s Fix You. He also compared them to the coronavirus. The second incident was when a trading card company Topps published an illustration of them being beaten up by a Grammy award. We are horrified to hear the kind of awful hate BTS has received!
Today on March 30th, they posted in support of the Stop Asian Hate movement on their Twitter account. The group expressed how sad and angry they feel because of the recent hate crime incidents. They also recalled the times they were also discriminated against for their race. The hashtags #StopAsianHate and #StopAAPIHate began to trend on Twitter after their post.
It is sad to see BTS and other Asians face racism. The world needs to be a safer place for everyone, regardless of their race. We admire how BTS always speaks up against discrimination of any kind. They know how to use their influence in the right ways and that’s why they are our favorite boys! What do you think of their Twitter post and the racism they have had to face? Let us know in the comments below!