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#StopAsianHate: BTS join the movement as they pen emotional note

Stop Asian Hate has been trending on social media for a while and joining the movement now is pop band BTS. Read more about it on Platocast.

A lot is being spoken about the crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. For a while now, thousands have taken to raise a voice as they stand against them. In the wake of the same, South Korean pop band BTS, has lent its voice to the ‘Stop Asian Hate’ movement as well.

In a heartfelt note on Twitter, the group shared a post on social media raising their voice to stop Asian hate. The posts they shared were posted both, in Korean as well as English. The group sent their condolences to all those who lost the people they loved. In addition, they also expressed grief and anger.

While recalling their own instance, the note said: We have endured expletives without reason and were mocked for the way we look. We were even asked why Asians spoke in English. Among other things, they also mentioned how racism is something that made them feel powerless if nothing. In fact, it also affected their self-esteem. Hence, the BTS members came together to have a united stand.

The note further states: Our own experiences are inconsequential compared to the events that have occurred over the past few weeks. But these experiences were enough to make us feel powerless and chip away our self-esteem. What is happening right now cannot be dissociated from our identity as Asians.

Here’s BTS’ note on #StopAsianHate:

As BTS members raised their voice against racial discrimination, they put out a strong message. In fact, many have supported the pop group on social media and joined the movement as well.

Here are some tweets that were in line with BTS’ message to #StopAsianHate:

 

It was on March 16, when 8 people were killed in a series of shootings. Of the people killed at three Atlanta spas/massage parlors, six were Asian women. crimes against Asians have increased by 150% in 2020 alone, as was revealed in a report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. In such times, voices coming together to stop such crimes is crucial.

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