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BTS are heading to the White House. On May 26, it was announced that Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook will meet with President Joe Biden as part of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month (AANHPI Heritage Month). During BTS‘ visit with Biden at the White House, the band will discuss diversity, representation, and combating anti-Asian hate crimes.

V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin, and J-Hope of BTS at the 2022 Grammy Awards
BTS | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

BTS will visit the White House at the end of May

On May 26, members of the press close to the White House shared a press release detailing BTS’ visit with the president.

According to the press release, BTS “will join President Biden to discuss Asian inclusion and representation, and to address anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination which have become more prominent issues in recent years… 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 world.”

BTS will visit the White House on May 31.

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Big Hit Music released a statement about BTS’ visit

After it was announced BTS will meet with Biden, Big Hit Music released a press release on the evening of May 26.

In the press release, the label confirmed that BTS “will be joining President Biden at the White House to discuss Asian inclusion, representation and anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination. They will also address the importance of diversity, impact of BTS’ platform as youth ambassadors and BTS’ thoughts on art and culture.”

Big Hit Music also shared an official statement about the visit, writing, “We are honored to be invited to the White House. As we are visiting as artists representing South Korea, we look forward to discussing various topics including inclusion, diversity, anti-Asian hate crimes, culture and art.”


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This is not the first time BTS have entered the political sphere. In 2021, BTS attended the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly as Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture for South Korea.

The septet has also taken part in different philanthropic and global initiatives including the LOVE MYSELF campaign with UNICEF, Black Lives Matter, and Stop Asian Hate.

BTS will release a new album in June

Following their meeting with Biden on May 31, BTS are expected to have a busy next few weeks. On June 10, BTS will release an anthology album titled Proof.

The album will consist of three CDs and will include hit songs from BTS’ discography, previously unreleased songs and demos, and new BTS songs.

According to a press release, “Proof celebrates the nine years of BTS’ journey since their debut, and opens a new chapter upon their 10th year as artists. The new album will include various tracks that presents BTS’ thoughts on their past, present and future including three new tracks.”