The country’s defense minister said the BTS could still be allowed to perform while performing its mandatory military service in South Korea.
As a result of the country’s decades-long war with North Korea, all able-bodied South Korean men must serve at least 18 months before their 28th birthday.
In 2020, exceptions were made for BTS members to delay their service until the age of 30, meaning that the oldest BTS member, 29-year-old Jin, is usually expected to be admitted later this year. Will.
Speaking at a parliamentary session on Monday, South Korea’s Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup said several alternative military service options were being explored for BTS.
,[The BTS members] Should come into the military, and I believe there will be a way for us to give them the opportunity to rehearse, as well as allow them to leave the country and perform at any time, if they have overseas concerts scheduled. are,” he said.
“How many people give utmost importance” [artists serving] in the military, which could help increase his popularity even more. ,
In May, Hwang Hee, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, called seven members of the band; Jang Kook, V, Jimin, SUGA, J-Hope, Jin and RM will be exempted from South Korea’s compulsory military service.
“It is time to create a system to include popular culture-arts figures as art personnel,” he said. Yonhap News Agency,
“The [exemption] The system has been operated in a meaningful manner, who have raised the national level by virtue of their outstanding skills and given more opportunities to contribute to the country, and there is no reason why the popular art-culture sector should be excluded from it. “
The two-time Grammy-nominated band is Korea’s biggest musical act of all time, having sold millions of dollars worth of music.
The K-pop band announced last month that they were taking breaks as a group to pursue solo projects,
singer released a video in korean When he went on to announce the next phase of his career, he reportedly said he was going on a “temporary hiatus” but promised he would “someday return.”
post with wires