BTS delivers powerful speech at 75th UN General Assembly: If stars are hidden, we'll let the moonlight guide

BTS members spoke passionately to the youth struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic with their powerful speech at the 75th UN General Assembly. Check out the septet's full speech below.
BTS were the special speakers at the 75th UN General AssemblyBTS delivers powerful speech at 75th UN General Assembly: If stars are hidden, we'll let the moonlight guide
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Two years after BTS leader RM's thought-provoking speech at the UN, the septet delivered another powerful speech during the recently held 75th United Nations General Assembly. The boys were introduced by Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, who shared with the youth troubled by the COVID-19 pandemic, "You are not alone. I hear you. And I know our friends, BTS, hear you."

RM started off BTS' speech by going back to his 2018 words, "Two years ago here, I asked your name. I urged you to let me hear your voice. And I let myself be filled with imagination," before adding, "COVID-19 was beyond my imagination. Our world tour was totally cancelled, all our plans went away, and I became alone. I looked up but couldn't see the stars at night." Jimin resumed talking about how he felt hopeless as everything fell apart and that he could only look outside his window and go to his room. "Yesterday, I was singing and dancing with fans around the world, and now my world had shrunk to a room. And then, my friends took my hand. We comforted each other and talked about what we could do together, " Jimin explained.

Suga continued about how life became simple maybe for the first time and that it was precious, unwanted but welcome. "I'm used to an entire world shrinking in an instant. When I'm on tour, I stand in bright lights and loud cheers, but at night back in my room, my world becomes only a few paces wide. The room itself was small, but my world and our world reached far and wide. In this world we had our instruments, our phones and our fans," Yoongi added.

Adding to Suga's stance, V shared how this time, it felt different: lonelier and smaller. He thought about the reason why for a long time and wondered if it was because it became harder to imagine. "I was frustrated and depressed, but I took notes, wrote songs, and thought about who I was. I thought, 'If I give up here, then I'm not the star of my life. This is what an awesome person would do,'" Taehyung added.

J-Hope confessed that he doesn't know which BTS member it was but that they embraced all these conflicting emotions which led to the septet making music together. "This is where the music came from, and this made us honest. Our lives are unpredictable. We don't know all the answers. I know where I wanted to go, but not how I could get there. All I did to get here was trust ourselves, do my best, and love what I do."

"I found again the people I love. The other members, my family, my friends. I found the music I love and I found myself," Jin revealed and added, "Thinking about the future and trying hard are all important. But cherishing yourself, encouraging youself and keeping yourself happy is the most important. In a world of uncertainty, we must cherish the importance of 'me,' 'you' and 'us'. That's the message of LOVE MYSELF we talked about for three years. It's the message in the lyrics of our song Dynamite: I'm diamond / You know I glow up."

Jungkook reiterated RM's memory of how BTS were working together one night and Namjoon said that he couldn't see the stars anymore. "... but I saw my face reflected in the window. I saw all of our faces. Our songs became the stories we wanted to tell each other," Jungkook admitted before adding,  "We live in uncertainty, but really, nothing's changed. If there's something I can do, if our voices can give strength to people, then that's what we want and that's what we'll keep on doing."

As a parting note, Namjoon expressed, "When I start feeling lost. I remember my face in the window like Jungkook said. I remember the words I spoke here two years ago: Love yourself, speak yourself. Now more than ever, we must try to remember who we are, and face who we are. We must try to love ourselves, and imagine the future. BTS will be there for you. Our tomorrow may be dark, painful, difficult. We might stumble or fall down. Stars shine brightest when the night is darkest. If the stars are hidden, we'll let the moonlight guide. If even the moon is dark, let our faces be the light that helps us find our way. Let's reimagine our world. We're huddled together tired, but let's dream again. Let's dream about a future when our worlds can break out of our small rooms again. It might feel like it's always night and we'll always be alone, but the night is always the darkest before the first light of dawn."

"Life goes on. Let's live on," BTS concluded.

Watch BTS' full speech at the 75th UN General Assembly below:

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Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Wow!!!! BTS Keep going....keep leading Cheers!!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

No wonder BTS are one of the most loved bands. I have never known them and they will probably never know me, but what matters is that they care about ARMY. About everyone. And they want to help. And that their words DO help♡

Anonymous 2 months ago

I ❤BTS

Anonymous 2 months ago

All of these young men are truly amazing and awe inspiring in all aspects of their lives and the work they do. Their talents their hearts their humble kindness and ability to shine light and happiness into a dark world. Thank God for each of them.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I think they r really working for what they were actually born for ..!! Proud to be an ARMY

Anonymous 2 months ago

These 7 young men are truly the best! Listening to their speeches no matter where they are always bring tears but a happy heart. What they say is so true and if we listen to what they say whenever we feel down, we can all get thru this together

Anonymous 2 months ago

Very powerful words that people need to read and hear and then let them really sink in!

Anonymous 2 months ago

I am again impressed with the message this group gives us. Tears roll down my cheeks as I realize just how much hope,joy and fun these young men have given the whole world over the last 2 months. Please know that I wish you all the best as well. Thank you for your kind and positive words

Anonymous 2 months ago

I have never seen such positive, encouraging, and inspirational people in my time of living who have managed to touch my heart in the ways that BTS has. In my darkest moments they were the brightest light reminding me to move forward with the strength they helped me recognize within myself. Their words are always a constant reminder that at the end of the day "life goes on." This is just a time in our lives where we are facing hardships, but nothing we cannot get through. Our life is never simple. It is like a complex machine with many parts and gears that are needed to live and move on. Without the darkness, we would never be able to appreciate the light when it shines the brightest. Please do not fail yourself. This is just a test of strength that all of us possess. Please find it within yourself and continue on for a brighter tomorrow.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Once again the members of BTS have brought me to tears. Tears of joy! I pray everyone who hears this will take their advice and live, move forward and spread a positive word. We only live once! Make the most of it even in the hard times! Tomorrow I go for another cancer screening, that just happens to be on my birthday, and I will take these positive words with me as they give me hope! Share love and peace! Thank you RM, Jin, Suga, J-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook for your light!

Anonymous 2 months ago

If only I knew earlier on life its okay to cherish yourself. The only world I know is you are only as good as your last sale. I've never known this kind of kindness in my 60 years of life. What a great time to be young. Nothing is worse than old age

Anonymous 2 months ago

You are might be old but you are still precious. As a sixteen, soon to be seventeen,years old speaking. I will tell you that old age is not a bad thing. You are young and beautiful. And it is people like you that guide us young ones through hard time. I am glad you have found solace now from your previous lifestyle. But you have done your part. It is time for you to live your life to the fullest. And I think that is what our BTS is trying to say. Have a blessed day ma'am

Anonymous 2 months ago

Just when I think I can't love these boys anymore, there they are. Truly a gift from God with not only their amazing talent but huge hearts. I hope that Society gives them the space they personally need to also live a healthy and happy life with families of their own some day. Legends in the making

Anonymous 2 months ago

BTS is positivity and light during a very dark time. The speech was well thought out and wonderfully delivered. We should do our best to follow their good examples.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Absolutely heartfelt, amazing and PHENOMENAL.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I think BTS, as a whole, is positive thinking all the time. They talk to each other about it, they write songs about it, they communicate that to their fans and other people too. They are great role models to people. I think they are Ambassadors in training lol. They have positive attitudes for such young people. Respectful, handsome and fun loving young men! I am a 53 yr young lady who follows all of their videos because they give me good feelings. Especially the "Jikook ship"! I seriously hope some day I will find out the truth about that and see them as a couple.

Anonymous 2 months ago

If everyone young and old read their speech everyday, the days would be more bearable. The pandemic has put most people on the offensive. If by reading this most would become calmer and able to adjust.

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