K-just got the ultimate shout-out from United States President Joe Biden, who called the love for the genre “universal.”
During an address regarding his meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-In, the 78-year-old US commander-in-chief first reported on the ongoing in-person meetings between the two countries and North Korea's denuclearisation— before showing some love to the country’s music scene.
“Our people, our people-to-people, and cultural connections are only growing. And K-pop fans are universal,” he shared as laughs filled the press conference room.
“I can tell those who laugh know what I’m talking about," he said before chuckling himself. "Anyway, I’ll get back to that later.”
During news conference alongside South Korean president Moon Jae-in, President Biden makes a K-pop joke pic.twitter.com/lqjzinF35Y— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 21, 2021
Since his words come on the heels of BTS’ highly-anticipated single release of Butter, fans were quick to take heed of the US President’s words.
Oh no the Twitter K-pop stans have gotten to Biden— InsideJoke (@JO_clever_KE) May 21, 2021
Did Pres Biden just say ‘K-pop fans are universal.’ I love me some Uncle Joe. pic.twitter.com/VHPdDhC0DC— ?sassenach (@omwill3) May 21, 2021
Yeah it may be cheesy and lame, but it’s clear by now that being a cheesy lame grandpa is what Biden loves to do most https://t.co/ehdwJMlUxa— saki saki saki (@radiocandied) May 21, 2021
The president's grand kids are doing a great job.— Sann Diamond (@smndiad) May 21, 2021
Photo from Angela Weiss via AFP