K-pop supergroup BTS visits the White House

Korean pop supergroup BTS appeared at the White House press briefing on Tuesday and will meet with President Joe Biden.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said, BTS as Grammy-nominated international icons they also play an important role.

Each member of the boy band spoke at the podium most in Korean following Jean-Pierre's introduction.

RM, the group's leader and only member of the band fluent in English, began by thanking Jean-Pierre for her "kind words," and introducing the group.

it is a great honor to be invited to the White House today to discuss the important issues of anti-Asian hate crimes, Asian inclusion and diversity,

The rest of the group, speaking through an interpreter, said they "joined the White House to stand with" the AAPI community "and to celebrate."

The group was still "surprised that music created by South Korean artists reaches so many people around the world transcending languages.

Biden and BTS, the White House added, "will also discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion and BTS' platform as youth ambassadors.