South Korea's Minister of Defense nominee has THIS to say about BTS member Jin's military enlistment

Updated on Sep 16, 2020 11:09 PM IST  |  4.6M
   
South Korea's Minister of Defense nominee has THIS to say about BTS member Jin's military enlistment
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There's been a lot of talk regarding BTS member Jin's enlistment date as South Korea's Military Service Act states that men should enlist by the age of 28. Recently, news broke out that Jeon Yong-ki of the Democratic Party of Korea was proposing a partial revision to the Military Service Act, which would enable pop culture artists, recommended by the Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, to postpone their military service with the criteria that they have made a significant contribution to enhancing national prestige.

Now, Seo Wook, South Korea's Minister of Defense nominee has expressed his thoughts on the issue surrounding BTS' military service exemption, especially with Jin's enlistment date as he turns 28 on December 4, 2020. According to Allkpop, Wook submitted a written question and answer letter to the National Assembly's National Defense Committee on September 14 with one of the questions tackled being his position on the military service exemption system and the special military exemption for BTS. "Everyone should be treated fairly and equitably," Seo began.

"The special military service exception for talented pop culture artists is a matter in which a national consensus should precede, and sufficient discussion is needed in advance," he added.

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Meanwhile, it was recently revealed by BTS' agency Big Hit Entertainment that Jin's military enlistment could be postponed to 2021. According to Star Today via Koreaboo, in the stock report submitted by Big Hit to Financial Services Commission, it stated, "BTS is composed of members born in 1992 to 1997 and are all eligible for active duty service. We believe that it is possible to postpone Jin’s enlistment date until the end of 2021."

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Anonymous : TBH, I don't know what to say man. Like, I'm a massive ARMY and am therefore sad if Jin has to go this year. However, I also feel that no one should be exempted. But ultimately what I think is, that they should be exempted. Don't hate on me for saying this.
REPLY 0 1 month ago
Anonymous : South korea is weighing out the pros and cons. They have made exemptions for athletes and artists. But never a pop star. I'm 100% certain that their government would rather them keep pouring money into the economy rather than joining the military. But then there might be a loud opposing opinion that undermines their entire system of conscription. South korea has to decide their best move forward. It goes beyond "but they deserve it." They already know they deserve it.
REPLY 3 10 months ago
Anonymous : They've done so much for their country.They should be exempted from military emlistment. Excluding 7 members from military won't make a big difference!!!!!
REPLY 7 11 months ago
Anonymous : Like seriously, why is only bts be considering as they are getting older so they have to serve military, they worked so hard to reach the position they are at and then suddenly military Either if jin enlisted what will be the future of bts and those 6
REPLY 3 11 months ago
Anonymous : they should fulfill their duty to their nation.if its possible to be exempted, other celebrities should be exempted too.a lot of men sacrificed their 2 years
REPLY 1 11 months ago
Anonymous : I think BTS has contributed so much to the nation... And it will be unfair with them if the military service enlistment is not postponeded... But they also are sensitive towards military and I think as an ARMY, they should get exemption for it
REPLY 11 11 months ago
Anonymous : I don't really think we as non- Koreans have a say in this matter. It's a national law and the country and its people decides what has to be done. The sense of entitlement some people have bothers me, like don't butt you head somewhere where your opinion isnt needed. You can feel sad but other than that we have no say. Period.
REPLY 13 11 months ago
Anonymous : BTS has already added 1.3-1.4 billion in Korea's economy by the release of "Dynamite". They have contributed so much in the economy of Korea. So personally I think that they must be exempted from their military enlistment
REPLY 19 1 year ago
Anonymous : just go enlist already, bts are getting old
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : Wtf, are you stupid? Is 22 old? Or 27? Go check your brain bruh, stupid piece of sh**
REPLY 1 11 months ago
Anonymous : And you die already, you’re getting old
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Anonymous : Fu** you, you’re just jealous that they’re way more successful than you at such a young age, you’re nothing, just nothing
REPLY 1 11 months ago
Anonymous : there's nothing special about bts tbh, no.1 on billboard hot 100 chart is not a "national" achievement, that chart is just for the american mainstream music industry, whether you chart there or not the majority of american people still do not know wtf they are and bts will be like just another "William Hung" or even another "PSY", honestly american really do like comedian and they only saw bts as that asian comedian to be laugh at and sorry to say, that's the sad fact. bts are getting older, there's not much time left for them on the music industry that's why bighit is trying to milking out of bts every second to make money, then they will focus on building up TXT (that's why they were debut at a very young age) and making them as the same as they make bts, bighit is now like a factory for mnet/cjenm (the one who runs every entertainment industry in sk and the one provide the money for the government) and bts/txt are their product. if bts is excluded from military enlistment then you'll know why. it's all about business.
REPLY 2 1 year ago
Anonymous : Well.. f*** you!
REPLY 2 11 months ago
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Anonymous : "Reports have shown how greatly BTS affects the economy of South Korea. ... In Dec, 2018, the Hyundai Research Institute (HRI) reported that BTS generates an estimated amount of 4 trillion won ($3.54 billion) as economic value to the country per year and 1.42 trillion won ($1.26 billion) as added value per year."
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : "Reports have shown how greatly BTS affects the economy of South Korea. ... In Dec, 2018, the Hyundai Research Institute (HRI) reported that BTS generates an estimated amount of 4 trillion won ($3.54 billion) as economic value to the country per year and 1.42 trillion won ($1.26 billion) as added value per year."
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : "Reports have shown how greatly BTS affects the economy of South Korea. ... In Dec, 2018, the Hyundai Research Institute (HRI) reported that BTS generates an estimated amount of 4 trillion won ($3.54 billion) as economic value to the country per year and 1.42 trillion won ($1.26 billion) as added value per year. "
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : please, don't bring TXT's name here. They're different from BTS, very different. so don't bother us please. painful for us to see an opinion like this
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : Are you Korean? I don't think so. So you don't get a say in how much BTS has contributed to the nation and what they mean to their country. You have no reason to but into a national matter. The Korean government really does not care what a little white girl has to say
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : I am an army, but I think that when it comes to military service there should be no favoritism, other Korean celebrities, singers, composers, actors, have done their service even with records sales or screenings. Politics and military must remain neutral
REPLY 10 1 year ago
Anonymous : No, not all. Few very famous musicians have me exempted from the military service.
REPLY 0 10 months ago
Anonymous : They even achieved first position on billboards They have and are contributing so much to korean We will see them next year in Grammys I'm sure They should not be enlisted ,it is not special treatment What they have done is special
REPLY 21 1 year ago
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : I will die sure
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : Sad....2021....sad
REPLY 7 1 year ago
Anonymous : I made me cry ...
REPLY 7 1 year ago