Starting tomorrow, on September 9, the "BTS Military Service Exemption Act" will be discussed at the National Defense Commission.
The meeting at the National Defense Commission subcommittee will discuss whether to include popular cultural artists to be exempt from serving via new amendments to the Military Service Act.
A subcommittee meeting of the National Defense Commission will be held on the 9th on some amendments to the Military Service Act proposed by Yoon Sang Hyun, a member of the National Assembly, back in June.
In other words, members of the National Defense Commission are reviewing whether BTS will receive military service benefits.
Previously, the National Assembly decided to include individuals in the field of popular culture and arts who contributed to enhancing the national status and dignity to be included in the benefits of postponing their enlistment. The National Assembly has decided to amend the Military Service Act, which allows recognized individuals to postpone military conscription and convocation. This amendment to the Military Service Act allowed BTS to postpone their enlistment until the age of 30.
If the new revision is passed, there is a possibility that BTS may receive a special exemption from military service. Meanwhile, BTS has always expressed its willingness to join the military, saying, "Military service is a natural obligation."