Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably heard about BTS meeting United States President Joe Biden on May 31 to discuss the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes and the importance of diversity and awareness.
Different photos and clips from the meeting have been shared on Twitter, ranging from serious moments to more humorous ones!
US President Biden to @BTS_twt: “This is one President who appreciates you”
RM: “I have to tell my mom” pic.twitter.com/YSC9iyyfL1
— BTS Charts & Translations⁷ (@charts_k) June 4, 2022
Some of the tweets were shared by President Biden’s own Twitter account, and one particular tweet has now become his top post during his presidency so far.
The post features a video of BTS meeting the president, as well as some snippets from their conversation about the importance of Asian American Heritage Month and how BTS is helping to spread positive messages across the world.
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
So far, the tweet has just under a million likes (around 979k at the time of this post), over 400,000 retweets, and over 15,000 comments! The video itself has been viewed around 6.2 million times. With all of these combined, it has become the fifth-most popular tweet of the week.
Here are some of the top replies on the post.
I am not American, so Biden is not my president. But it means so much to me when a leader acknowledges BTS’ influence and message. 🥺
Just like how the UN acknowledges their influence, so did the White House.
BTS really lights up our hearts. Their messages are meaningful.
— Pheeebs ⁱˢ ᴾʳᵒᵒᶠ 💜BTS Yet to Come 06.10.22💜 (@Pheeeeeeeebs1) June 1, 2022
“We still feel surprised that music created by South Korean artists reaches so many people around the world, transcending languages and cultural barriers. We believe music is always an amazing and wonderful unifier of all things.”
— Jeon Jungkook, 220601 The White House pic.twitter.com/TkLW0lDIeU
— JUNGKOOK DAILY 𝄞ʲᵏ🦋⁹⁷ (@Daily_JKUpdate) June 1, 2022
Thank you Mr. President for inviting BTS to the White House. And thank you #BTS @BTS_twt for inspiring change. This historic moment will forever be cemented in our memories. Borahae and again so very proud of you all. #BTSAtWhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/796UMrtkmv
— SoulfuliciousV (@SoulfuliciousV) June 1, 2022
I am crying..so proud of them..😭😭 pic.twitter.com/HsEqncop6W
— Zakia⁷ ᴾʳᵒᵒᶠ💿YET TO COME💜 (@V_babyzakia) June 1, 2022
— anju⁷✰ (slow 📚) (@jjksceo) June 1, 2022
BTS really is changing the world with their music and their message, and we are so proud of all they’ve accomplished!