It’s been (another) great month for BTS. Shortly after picking up some wins At the MTV Video Music Awards, the group performed at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 20 as special envoys for South Korea. Jin, Jimin, J-Hope, Jungkook, RM, Suga, and V joined President Moon Jae-in to deliver remarks on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, climate change, and how today’s youth are dealing with both.
“A more appropriate name would be ‘welcome generation’.”
While many young people today are commonly referred to as “the lost generation of COVID,” BTS urged the world to rethink that thinking. “I think it is an exaggeration to say that they are lost just because the path they travel cannot be seen by adult eyes,” RM said. Jin added, “A more appropriate name would be ‘welcome generation,’ because instead of fearing change, this generation says ‘welcome’ and moves on.”
This was not the group’s first visit to the esteemed world reunion: BTS met with the General Assembly in 2018 to help launch the Generation Unlimited initiative. This year, BTS also released their new single. “Permission to dance” in a video filmed at the UN headquarters. See the highlights of your visit later.