BTS will meet US President Joe Biden at the White House.



President Biden will meet BTS at the White House on the 31st to commemorate Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the White House said.



"The global K-pop phenomenon and Grammy-nominated South Korean music group BTS is working with President Biden to discuss the inclusion and representation of Asians and to address anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination that have become more prominent issues in recent years," the White House said. do,” he said.



President Biden also signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act in May 2021 to provide law enforcement with resources to identify and investigate hate crimes, and to make hate crime information more accessible.



"President Biden and BTS will also discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion, and BTS' platform as a young ambassador to spread a message of hope and positivity around the world," the White House said.



It is unusual for the President of the United States to invite an individual music group to the White House.



It appears to be intended as a warning to the growing number of racist crimes in the United States, including the recent white supremacist massacre in New York State.



BTS has been consistently speaking out against anti-Asian hate crimes.

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