Did you think we were done bragging about BTS after rocking the UN headquarters last week, talking about the importance of taking action on the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic? Well think again, because the Bangtan Boys aren’t even close to finishing making the world a better place.
This week, the Korean boy band – made up of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook – made waves at Citizen of the World Live with a special performance of “Permission to Dance” from Seoul.
By launching the unique special in a generation that has traveled all seven continents, the group has once again shown how they act on today’s most pressing global issues. And they did it BTS way, and hosted masked dancers to perform with them!
With international crises like the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change threatening populations around the world, every member of BTS has always shown their commitment to defend the planet and overcome poverty.
At the start of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last week, BTS joined South Korean President Moon Jae-in in emphasizing the importance of youth activism to the future of the world. Instead of focusing on the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our next generation of leaders, BTS decided to turn the tide and show how resilient young people today really are in the face of it. ‘adversity.
âWe think that instead of ‘Lost Generation’ a more appropriate name would be ‘Welcome Generation’, because instead of fearing change, this generation is saying, ‘Welcome!’ and keep moving forward, âsaid BTS member Jin in the opening speech of the Sustainable Development Goals Moment.
Whether it’s speaking out against the evils of racism and xenophobia or supporting access to healthcare for low-income families, BTS takes its advocacy from the stage to the public. And by joining the range of stars for Citizen of the World Live, they have proven how far they are willing to go to make the world a fairer and more equitable place for all.
Citizen of the World Live brought together artists, activists and businesses from around the world to take action on climate change, global hunger and access to vaccines, hosting BTS in Seoul before traveling to Jennifer Lopez in New York.
And as the world watched, the one-in-a-generation special also secured billions of dollars from governments and businesses to tackle today’s most pressing global issues, including climate change, famine. and vaccine inequality.
You can join the Global Citizen Live campaign to defend the planet and end poverty by act here, and be part of a movement driven by citizens around the world who are taking action with governments, businesses and philanthropists to make a difference.