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Big Bang may not enlist until 2018?

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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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