If BTS member Jin was to enlist in the South Korean military as expected this year, the K-pop group would have been unable to perform and tour as a combined septet again for some time. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment If BTS member Jin was to enlist in the South Korean military as expected this year, the K-pop group would have been unable to perform and tour as a combined septet again for some time. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment
If BTS member Jin was to enlist in the South Korean military as expected this year, the K-pop group would have been unable to perform and tour as a combined septet again for some time. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment

K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

BTS members’ military service can be deferred after bill passes targeting K-pop stars who represent South Korea globally

  • Revised Military Service Act will enable those who represent South Korea internationally to delay enlisting until the age of 30
  • The issue recently came to a head as BTS member Jin is now 28 and would have had to enlist by the end of the year if the act was not revised

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
If BTS member Jin was to enlist in the South Korean military as expected this year, the K-pop group would have been unable to perform and tour as a combined septet again for some time. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment If BTS member Jin was to enlist in the South Korean military as expected this year, the K-pop group would have been unable to perform and tour as a combined septet again for some time. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment
If BTS member Jin was to enlist in the South Korean military as expected this year, the K-pop group would have been unable to perform and tour as a combined septet again for some time. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment
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