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

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

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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