After increasing anti-Asian violence in the United States, the gang talked about their experiences
new York- According to CNN, with the increase in anti-Asian violence in the United States, Korean pop music star BTS talked about his experience in racial description.
The band issued a statement on Twitter on Tuesday, saying: “We recalled the time when Asians were discriminated against. We were unreasonably rude and ridiculed about our appearance. We were even asked why Asians speak English.”
He said: “For this reason, we cannot say the pain of being an object of hatred and violence.”
During the Covid-19 pandemic, US anti-Asia attacks increased dramatically.
Research by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino shows that by 2020, hate crimes against Asians in the 16 largest cities in the United States have increased by 149%.
“Compared with the events of recent weeks, our own experiences are irrelevant. But these experiences are enough to make us feel powerless and undermine our self-esteem.”
BTS said that they have carefully considered how to deal with this situation, but the information is clear now.
The statement said: “We oppose racial discrimination. We condemn violence.” “You, me and we all have the right to be respected. We will unite.”
In June 2020, the organization donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter, and then explained their decision in an interview with Variety Magazine.
Band member Kim said: “When we are abroad or in other situations, we are also vulnerable to prejudice. We believe that prejudice should not be tolerated; it really has no place to tolerate it.”