BTS May Not Be Exempt From Mandatory Military Service

BTS may not be able to avoid entering South Korea’s mandatory military service. According to the Korea Times, a lawmaker revised a bill this week that would have made an exemption for pop stars to swap their military obligations for an alternate service.

There is already a provision that paves the way for noted athletes, actors, directors and classical musicians who’ve made a significant international impact to complete their service in other ways.

The discussion has been ongoing for a while now and BTS members have said they are willing to serve.

The eldest member, Jin, 29, will be the first in the group to face the mandatory enlistment, if it stays in place. He turns 30 in December.

TL;DR:

  • BTS may not be able to avoid entering South Korea’s mandatory military service.
  • a bill has been revised that would have made an exemption for pop stars to swap their military obligations for an alternate service.
  • The eldest member, Jin, 29, will be the first in the group to face the mandatory enlistment. He turns 30 in December.
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