BTS‘s upcoming schedule includes a new album release and…a meeting at The White House?
On May 31, BTS will team up with President Joe Biden to discuss racial discrimination, anti-Asian hate crimes, and more. In 2021, President Biden signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law in response to rising hate crimes against Asian Americans.
According to The White House’s official press release, BTS and President Biden will also discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. AANHPI Heritage Month, held annually in May, celebrates the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the country’s history and culture.
The press release describes BTS as “youth ambassadors who spread a message of hope and positivity across the world.”
As of now, the exact time for BTS’s meeting has not been released, and it is unclear if their visit will be in-person or virtual. Additional details are expected to come soon.
Until then, see how fans are reacting to the news here: