BLACKPINK member Rosé emphasized the significance of mental health to the spouses of world leaders attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. On November 17 (local time), Rosé participated in a mental health promotion event hosted by U.S. First Lady Jill Biden. This dialogue between Biden and Rosé was part of an event for the spouses of various national leaders attending the APEC summit, and Rosé attended the event at the invitation of Kim Gun-hee, the First Lady of South Korea.
First Lady Biden introduced Rosé, describing her as a "global superstar who uses her status for the good of the world." Biden continued, "She has bravely shared her own story with the hope of helping others, actively raising her voice to address mental health issues."
According to the Associated Press, Rosé admitted that having a large social media following can often be challenging, particularly when facing criticism. Rosé shared, ''I do feel like some of the things I do is just never enough, and no matter how hard I work on something, there's always gonna be somebody who has their own opinion or who enjoy taking control of the narrative. And so, that comes to me as a sense of loneliness.''
-star rosé diundang ke event APEC oleh first lady Jill Biden, bahkan beliau juga sampai ngomong ke pemerintah korea untuk bawa rosé ke event ini. Disini rosé juga duduk berdampingan sama first lady of korea (Kim Keonhee).
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However, Rosé emphasized the importance of discussing such issues, stating, ''Just as we feed ourselves for better health and fitness, mental health can only be maintained equally -- if not more intentionally - as our physical well being.''
Rosé also opened up about her journey to becoming a successful artist, acknowledging that it has not always been easy and that she still faces challenges. She expressed hope that her music, based on her experiences, would inspire and comfort many people. In response, First Lady Biden expressed agreement, noting, ''People who are older -- we never, ever spoke about mental health. There was shame attached to it. But what I find as a teacher -- and having my own younger grandchildren in their twenties - I think they're much more open to talking to one another, I think there's far less shame.''
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First Lady Kim Gun-hee added, "In Korea's competitive society, there is a strong consciousness of each other. I hope that the issues arising from excessive competition can be improved through various mental health programs."
Kim also acknowledged the tremendous global influence of K-pop and Korean culture, including BLACKPINK. "I look forward to them continuing to touch hearts with their music and positive messages," she concluded.