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 as part of a visit aimed at discussing Asian inclusion and representation and addressing anti-Asian hate crimes and disinformation

"While many of you may know BTS as Grammy-nominated international icons they also play an important role as youth ambassadors promoting a message of respect and positivity,"

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

"Hi, we're BTS and 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," he said

The group will also be filming "digital content" for White House social media channels, according to a White House official

Their meeting with Biden in the Oval Office will be closed to reporters.

The group's visit comes days after Biden returned from his first trip to Asia as President, which included a three-day stop in Seoul and meetings with newly elected South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol

The group has found international success with songs like "Butter" and "Dynamite" and their fans, who call themselves the "Army," span across the globe.

Biden and BTS, the White House added, "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."