At The 76th UNGA, BTS Argues For COVID Vaccinations And Long-Term Sustainability
It was a United Nations statement by superstar K-pop band BTS that drew the most attention — a plea for vaccines, young people, and the environment’s well-being.
On Monday, the seven-piece musical juggernaut took the stage in front of the famed green-marbled background in the General Assembly hall
RM, the band’s leader, stated, “Every choice we make is the beginning of change, not the conclusion.”
The pop idols were introduced by South Korean President Moon Jae-in as special presidential envoys and a “exceptionally brilliant group of young men who are connecting with youths all across the world.”
The musicians in front of world leaders and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres were acutely aware of the seriousness of the situation.
When band member Jimin fumbled over his words while talking about young people trying to manage the pandemic, it was clear that he was nervous.
During their seven-minute statement, the performers took turns on stage.