The Korean boyband BTS who have taken the world by a storm with their music were recently in the Metropolitan Museum as “special presidential envoy for future generation and culture” as stated by the South Korean President Moon Jane-In. They appeared with the leader at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, and gave a powerful speech while they were up on the stage.
In their speech they spoke about the power of today’s younger generation to create a healthier and more open minded world with their actions. They emphasized on the fact that how much this generation has accomplished despite the current state of the world and lack of resources for proper change and development.
They group also joined the country’s First Lady Kim Jung-sook, a classically trained singer herself, and the cultural minister Hwang Hee at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to present a gift from the South Korean government of lacquerware vessels by Chung Haecho.
Additionally, the leader of the group Kim Namjoon said in their new special envoy that the group felt a “special sense of pride” to be able to support the work of other artists from their country and they are determined to promote their culture throughout the world.