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Big Bang may not enlist until 2018?

By yckim124   Wednesday, August 3, 2016   83,823   18,640   107
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Big Bang's newfound role as 'Creative Icons' for South Korea's new slogan 'Creative Nation' may affect the group's military enlistment plans. 

As the nation's 'Creative Icons', Big Bang will be charged with representing Korea during the 'PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics'. However, T.O.P, currently 28 years old in Korean age, must enlist before the age of 30 to abide by military regulations. G-Dragon and Taeyang will also need to enlist by the year 2018, for similar reasons. If these enlistment requirements hold, Big Bang will not be able to promote during the 'PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics' as an entire group. 


South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism addressed the issue by stating, "Even if some of the members will be absent carrying out their military service duties, we plan on continuing promotions centered around the remaining members." 


YG Entertainment likewise issued, "It is true Big Bang's enlistment is approaching. If they are unable to promote during that period, then they will most likely maintain their roles with photos, videos, and other media resources." 


The military has been known to make exemptions for special cases in which those already serving the nation in a different form may be allowed a delay of one year. However, this exemption has yet confirmed, and remains a speculation for Big Bang. 


SEE ALSO: Big Bang selected as 'Creative Icons' for South Korea's new slogan, 'Creative Korea'




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GfriendRVStan Thursday, August 4, 2016

2 albums in 7 years...

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1llionaire Thursday, August 4, 2016

their ultra slow rate of putting out new music made me assume that all of them were already in the army.

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alex_grey Thursday, August 4, 2016

seriously stop talking shit about them if you dont know the real facts.. how can you say try try to avoid this military service?? taeyang said by his own mouth that mama last year will be the last for fan to see them as five for a few years..Top already hint a few times that his time to go is coming...GD already talk about his plan after military service.. daesung and seungri barely talk about it because they still have a few years before military. So, stop talking shit.

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kpopmonsteryong alex_grey Thursday, August 4, 2016

People misunderstand too. They will be representing Korea as Creative Ambassadors for the 2018 Olympics (correct me if I'm wrong) some people are given an exception if they're serving the country in a different way, in this case Big Bang is doing that but they might not be exempted still.

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bambamgot7 Thursday, August 4, 2016

stop being pussies and just go and get it over with.  if yg is stopping or delaying them from doing that then I guess they don't have as much freedom as everyone thinks.

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Tie_chan bambamgot7 Thursday, August 4, 2016

this is serious business and planning, is not just "being pussies".

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YoUrAvErAgEVIP Thursday, August 4, 2016

LIsten Big bang is one of the bigest groups in korea. they have to be there

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dontno Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ok I really disliked all comments from people saying YG is just gonna make sure BB avoid the service completely but now I'm starting to take them seriously. We all know YG is a manipulator. With the way things are going he might just pull this off.

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Tie_chan dontno Thursday, August 4, 2016

"We all know YG is a manipulator"... just no. This idea is yours, don't speak like it is a common sense.

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dontno Tie_chan Thursday, August 4, 2016

I actually got it from some YG stans, can't take the full credit, but over the years I began to see why they would think that way. I do apologize if you're offended by it. Can't see why anyone would be, but apparently a lot of people are.

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KeikoChan dontno Thursday, August 4, 2016

you cant see why people would be offended by your insult... -_- facepalm

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ladyzeze Thursday, August 4, 2016

BigBang will always have something to do, always a job. They r popular and very active all the time. I don't understand why not to enlist already and get over with it.

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Lynnbia Thursday, August 4, 2016

TOP is 30 korean age

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GDYBMINO Thursday, August 4, 2016

the age limt for enlistment is 35 not 30, Junsu is now 30 in korean age but he hasn't enlisted yet.TOP is 29 in korean age not 28

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Lynnbia GDYBMINO Thursday, August 4, 2016

nope , GD and taeyang are 29 korean age

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KeikoChan GDYBMINO Thursday, August 4, 2016

Top is 30 in korean age.... 87 liner... the age limit for voluntary military service is 18-26. 27-35 is required conscription meaning that the can be called up at any time and have zero choice. a couple celebs have had this just be fore their 30th year they were given some time to prepare but basically had no choice but to go well before they were 35. delays and exemptions are possible when representing SK in an official capacity like lee minho has been. But once they turn 27 they can be called up at any time.

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KeikoChan GDYBMINO Thursday, August 4, 2016

how korean age works. you are 1 year old when you are born and gain a year on Jan 1st. people who are born on new years eve are 2 years old when they are only 1 day old...

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GDYBMINO KeikoChan Monday, August 8, 2016

I know TOP is 87 liner so he 30 but he's born late 87 if we count by months he's still 29 in korean age.

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KeikoChan GDYBMINO Monday, August 8, 2016

in korean age he is 30! if you cunt it in months it doesnt change the fact he is 30. how korean age works. you are 1 year old when you are born and gain a year on Jan 1st. people who are born on new years eve are 2 years old when they are only 1 day old.

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KeikoChan Monday, August 8, 2016

count*

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GDYBMINO KeikoChan Thursday, August 11, 2016

No sorry it does change if we count by months he'll be 30 next Nov :)

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YesIAm Thursday, August 4, 2016

YG clinging to his banker real tight.

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