Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism to form a decision on BTS’s military service by December. Check out the details right now!
The ongoing issue of BTS’s military service may come to a conclusion by the tip of this year.
On October 5, Minister Park Bo Kyun of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) attended the National Assembly’s parliamentary inspection of the administration and announced that the problem of BTS’s military service is decided by December of this year.
During the parliamentary audit, People Power Party member Lee Yong Ho requested Minister Park to actively review the difficulty of BTS’s military service. In response to the present, Minister Park replied, “Member Jin’s enlistment is about to be sorted out by December, but the MCST will finalize our stance as soon as possible before then.”
Minister Park added, “We are comprehensively reviewing the difficulty by staring at various aspects including the points that national defense could be a sacred duty, military service could be a symbol of fairness, BTS has made Korea referred to as the vanguard of K-culture and created a large economic ripple effect, there are equity issues between popular artists including BTS and people who practice fine arts, this can affect the group when one in all the BTS members joins the military, there are [results of] popular opinion analysis and opinions of men in their 20s, and so on.”
Jin, the eldest member of BTS, was born in 1992 and is currently 29 years old. He must enlist within the military consistent with the 2020 amendment to the Military Service Act.
If the amendment to the Military Service Act which is currently pending within the National Assembly is passed, the BTS members are going to be free of military service obligations. However, if this special exception doesn’t apply, Jin will enlist in the military early next year. After that, the remaining BTS members must also enlist.
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