BTS might be able to defer their military enlistment according to the Military Manpower Administration
The Military Manpower Administration has expressed their approval of a bill that will allow pop-cultural artists such as BTS to defer their military enlistment.
“We are currently pushing forward in revising the military service law so that outstanding pop-cultural artists can qualify for deferring their military enlistment.”
Just last month, Jeon Yong Ki of the Democratic Party of Korea proposed a revision that would allow outstanding pop-cultural artists to defer their military enlistment until the age of 30.
Regarding the proposal, Seo Wook, the Minister of National Defense expressed, “Reviewing the possibility of deferment could be meaningful“, suggesting that that is the general opinion of the government department as a whole.
However, the revised bill would require the Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism to select the outstanding pop-cultural artists who qualify for the deferment, raising the concern of fairness.
“The Military Manpower Administration must provide a clear set of qualifications. Since the issue of fairness is very important, we will set a high standard for the recommendation qualifications.” cr
original post: theqoo
1. BTS has never said that they don’t want to enlist, but BTS’ name is always in articles like this, BTS is being used by politicians…
2. Isn’t there just one member about to enlist? It doesn’t mean that BTS won’t be able to promote just because one member will enlist, I think it’s better for them to just enlist one by one
3. Just leave BTS alone
4. I’m not a BTS fan but I think they deserve to be postponed military service
5. Whenever I hear news of BTS’ No. 1 on the Billboard chart, I seem to hear news of their military service the next day…
6. Stop and leave BTS alone, why do politicians keep talking about this?
7. Stop!! Stop!!! BTS said they will enlistㅋㅋㅋ ARMY also want BTS to enlistㅋㅋㅋㅋ Stop using BTS for political purposes, please
8. No but BTS isn’t the only idol group, stop using BTS’ name and photos in articles like this
9. I hope BTS enlist as soon as possible so that we don’t see articles like this anymore ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
10. Well, I’m not a BTS fan but I feel bad for them