What's Inflation? White House Hosts Korean Boy Band to Discuss Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Brittany M. Hughes | May 31, 2022
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Gas prices are hovering around $4.62 a gallon nationwide – in California, you could be paying around $8.

Inflation is still at record highs, with grocery prices having increased by double-digits across the country.

Parents of infants are still scrambling to feed their children as America's coast-to-coast formula shortage lingers.

Our nation is still reeling from two back-to back-mass shootings, followed by a bloody Memorial Day weekend in many major cities.

And the Biden White House is…hosting a boy band.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday waxed poetic about the Biden administration’s efforts to stop hate crimes against Asian-Americans, calling on special guest BTS (for those who don’t know or care, they’re a Korean boy band) to speak in support of the “AANHPI” (Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander) community.

Korean boy band BTS joins Karine Jean-Pierre to give a briefing about the Biden administration's plans to combat AAPI hate pic.twitter.com/3nbkhMwdda

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Each member of the pop group - none of which, notably, is an expert in public policy or crime prevention - was then invited to say a few words about diversity, inclusion, and...I don't know, whatever. Here were a few highlights, which were translated into English with the help of an interpreter: 

"We believe music is always an amazing and wonderful unifier of all things."

"Equality begins when we open up and embrace all of our differences."

"We hope that today is one step forward to respecting and understanding each and every one as a valuable person."

Groundbreaking stuff, here.

Oh, but it gets dumber. According to ABC News, "In a closed meeting in the Oval Office, President Joe Biden and the music group plan to discuss Asian representation, inclusion and anti-Asian discrimination in the U.S."

But I suppose anything's better than having to address the disaster that is our economy, fix the border crisis, come up with answers for parents of hungry babies, and figure out why so many young, broken American men are going postal on innocent grocery shoppers and elementary students.