“As Asians, we recollect moments of discrimination,” the statement read. “We’ve had expletives hurled at us for no reason, and we’ve been humiliated for our appearance.” “Why do Asians speak English?” we were even questioned.
With around 1 million retweets and 2.5 million likes globally, the post became the most retweeted tweet of 2021. BTS has a massive international fan base of people of various races and ethnicities. As a result, when the K-pop idols talk to their BTS Army, as they did in the White House, they appeal to both Americans and people worldwide.
Their message of Asian inclusion, diversity, and inclusion will instill hope in the Asian American community.