BTS Visits White House , to Discuss Asian Inclusion and Representation.
The Korean pop supergroup visited the White House to meet with President Joe Biden on May 31.
The entire band made an appearance in the White House press briefing room.
While many of you may know BTS as Grammy-nominated international icons... , Karine Jean-Pierre, White House Press Secretary, via CNN.
... they also play an important role as youth ambassadors promoting a message of respect and positivity, Karine Jean-Pierre, White House Press Secretary, via CNN.
Band member RM made a statement in English on behalf of the rest of the group.
Hi, we're BTS and it is a great honor to be invited to the White House today... , RM, BTS, via CNN.
... to discuss the important issues of anti-Asian hate crimes, Asian inclusion and diversity, RM, BTS, via CNN.
The other members of the band also made statements through an interpreter.
We were devastated by the recent surge of hate crimes, including Asian American hate crimes, BTS, via Translator, as reported by CNN.
To put a stop on this and support the cause, we'd like to take this opportunity to voice ourselves once again, BTS, via Translator, as reported by CNN.
We are here today thanks to our army — our fans worldwide — who have different nationalities and cultures and use different languages, BTS, via Translator, as reported by CNN.
We believe music is always an amazing and wonderful unifier of all things, BTS, via Translator, as reported by CNN.
Biden will also speak with members of the band about their "platform as youth ambassadors who spread a message of hope and positivity across the world."