BTS‘ victory at the ‘2021 American Music Awards‘ not only reaped the joy of fans, but also the president of South Korea, Moon Jae In. On November 23, 2021, President Moon Jae In sent a tweet addressed to BTS via his personal Twitter.
Through the message sent by the South Korean leader, it contained congratulations on the victory achieved by BTS through the ‘2021 American Music Awards‘ for 3 categories, one of which was ‘Artist of the Year’.
“I congratulate and sincerely thank BTS for their daesang award at the AMAs.
Last month, the United States global think tank ‘Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)’ held an unprecedented conference on the topic of ‘Soft Power of South Korea’. At the conference, ‘Joseph Nye’, who created the concept of soft power, praised South Korea and said that we are the most dynamic soft power in the world and demonstrated tremendous economic success with our dynamic democracy. This means that South Korean culture dominates the world and it also shows strength in our national character and diplomacy.
BTS who was awarded the grand prize at this year’s AMA confirms this fact once again.
Previously, the news of this conference was only partially reported, and the reason why I brought it up again was because I suddenly thought of Joseph Nye’s words. Nye put it like this. ‘In the last 60 years, although no other country has been more successful than South Korea, a large number of Koreans think they are weak and lagging behind the rest. It affects their optimism and creativity.’
How about everyone?
From now on, isn’t it worth gaining confidence and pride?” President Moon Jae In wrote in the tweet.
— 문재인 (@moonriver365) November 23, 2021