Global wholesome international superstar boy band BTS will be traveling to the White House on Tuesday, May 31 Korean Standard Time (KST)! The group will be joining President Joe Biden to discuss anti-Asian hate crimes and to celebrate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
According to the White House on May 26, BTS is invited to discuss the recent incline in Asian discrimination and representation in the United States.
"President Biden and BTS will also discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion and BTS' platform as youth ambassadors who spread a message of hope and positivity across the globe."
- Official White House Press Release
We feel that BTS is the perfect Asian global ambassador for this discussion! Their clean and kind image has spread a lot of positivity during a time of pessimism towards Asians during the pandemic.
BTS was invited by the United Nations to give a speech about hope and power to those in their teens and 20's to shape a better future during an internet streamed event that drew over 1 million viewers on September 20, 2021. The group also performed "Permission To Dance" inside the United Nations General Assembly Hall during that time.
What are your thoughts about this amazing opportunity? Do you think BTS is the best representative of K-pop as well as the global ambassador for Asians in their respective communities? We want to hear from you!