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Posted by germainej AKP STAFF 19 days ago

Military Manpower Administration officially states BTS are not exempt from military service

AKP STAFF

BTS are officially not exempt from their mandatory military service according to the Military Manpower Administration.

Fans and Korean citizens have been discussing whether BTS should be granted military exemption because of their contribution to K-Pop as a whole and to South Korea economically and culturally. On October 9, the Military Manpower Administration officially announced they will not support the group's exemption of their mandatory military service duties. The MMA had previously remained silent on the matter though other government officials have stated the Big Hit Entertainment group will have to serve. 

In the past, the MMA has granted military exemption to Olympic athletes and classical musicians, but it seems they're not willing to grant exemption to celebrities. However, the BTS members might be eligible for a deferral of their enlistment. According to the current law, all citizens must apply if they wish to defer their service. 

If BTS do not apply for a deferral, member Jin must serve within the next 2 years.

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gypsy_jaeger3,071 pts 19 days ago 6
19 days ago

FINALLY! It's getting tiresome hearing the "Enlistment Issue" everytime BTS achieves something great. The boys already VERBALLY expressed that they will serve anyway. Plus, it's not like ALL of them are going to enter at the same time lol BTS may be going to the military soon but their ARMYs aren't going anywhere.😏

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taeswife06136,215 pts 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

None of the members said that they wanted the exemption, they all said they would serve when they have to. I don't even understand why this keeps coming up! No one really believed it was going to happen, maybe some of us hoped, but never truly believed it. Let's move on, BTS isn't going to be that easily forgotten anyway.

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