K-pop phenomenon BTS was in attendance in New York City this past Monday for the United Nations meeting to deliver a speech on self-acceptance.
The speech, which was in conjunction with the group's "Love Myself" campaign with UNICEF shone a spotlight on the group's agenda of ending violence against children and teenagers. The event focused on the launch of Generation Unlimited, a new UNICEF partnership that promises to offer quality education, training and employment to millions of young people worldwide by 2030.
A member of the group, Kim Namjoon, better known as RM delivered a six-minute speech on behalf of the group. RM's speech included his own message of self-acceptance while urging for the youth to find their confidence and speak out on global issues.
"BTS has become artists performing in those huge stadiums and selling millions of albums, but I am still an ordinary 24-year-old guy. Maybe I made mistakes yesterday, but yesterday's me is still me, and today I am who I am with all of my faults and mistakes. Let's all take one more step. We have learned to love ourselves, so I urge you to speak yourself. No matter who you are, where you're from, your skin color or gender identity, speak yourself, find your name and find your voice by speaking yourself," RM said in his speech.
Check out the complete speech below.