New Delhi: South Korean boy band BTS, which is one of the most popular and influential bands in world music, released a statement on social media in Korean and English languages, sending condolences to those who have lost their loved ones.
BTS did not specify an incident, but six women of Asian descent were among eight people killed at massage parlours in the US state of Georgia earlier this month.
In their statement, BTS (made up of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook) explained that it took them a “considerable time” to decide how exactly to communicate this very important message, but ended the note with a statement of unity: “But what our voice must convey is clear. We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together.”
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They added the hashtags #StopAsianHate and #StopAAPIHate. BTS have a vast social media following and their statement was retweeted more than 6,00,000 times in less than three hours after it was posted.
All the BTS fans have also shown support for this movement too:
Thank You @BTS_twt for using your voice we will always stand by you it's really disheartening to see what you and the community go through a daily basis , we will stand together !!#StopAsianHate https://t.co/4sWj1RPGGv— まひ⁷ (@smooch_hobi) March 30, 2021