Members of BTS may be close to enlisting in South Korea’s mandatory military service.

The country requires all men to serve their military service for two years before turning 30. 

With BTS’s oldest member, Jin hitting a milestone birthday, Hwang Hee, South Korea’s Culture, Sports, and Tourism Minister, pushed that the KPOP group should be exempted from the military service, Hwang stated on the Yonhap news agency. 

“It’s time to create a system for incorporating popular culture-art figures as art personnel,” Hwang said.

“The [exemption] system has been operated meaningfully to give those who have enhanced the national status based on their excellent skills more chances to contribute to the country, and there is no reason the popular art-culture field should be excluded from this,” Hwang added. 

Jin’s interview with rolling stone last year, he shared that doing military service is important, and I will work hard as I can and do the best I can until I am called.”

Sources say that Hwang is pushing the law to the parliament that will make the exemption official. (Carissa Alcantara)

Source: Manila Bulletin (