“Phone down” in White House briefing room as BTS appears
As the world-renowned K-pop star group BTS (BTS) entered the White House briefing room, such cries were heard several times behind the conference room.
When reporters in the White House briefing room took out their phones at the appearance of BTS and took photos and videos of BTS, photographers in the back shouted, “Please put down your cell phone,” saying it was disturbing the shooting.
Accordingly, reporters sitting in the front fixed seat took pictures and videos of BTS while lowering their cell phones, and some reporters immediately posted them on their SNS.
The White House press conference, which usually has a serious atmosphere over domestic issues in the U.S. such as inflation and shooting accidents and international issues such as the Ukrainian war, was virtually reminiscent of the BTS fan meeting.
The White House briefing room was filled with more than 100 reporters who visited to cover BTS in addition to the 49 fixed seats where regular reporters sat.
The British daily Guardian said, “The White House briefing room has never been so full.”