BTS And The Military Service

Bangtan Sonyeodan (BTS), one of the biggest K-pop bands in the world right now, has once again proven that they can truly make changes in the world. 

With a recent birthday that passed Friday, December 4th, Kim Seokjin, one of the vocalists, actually came with a big surprise that no one was expecting. Ever since 1957, there’s been a law in South Korea that every male between the ages of 18 and 28 must complete a mandatory military service.  Kim Seokjin turned 28 this year, which caused some worry within the ARMY fandom, one of the biggest fandoms within the K-pop community. 

On Tuesday, December 1st, prior to Seokjin’s birthday, there was a bill created that now allowed K-pop stars to push back their service. Previously, the law did have special exceptions for top artists, athletes, and musicians only, such as people who have won classical music awards. So, it came as a surprise to many fans to hear that the bill had been changed to include music artists.

The change caused a few comments to hit the air regarding BTS and the new law, but of course, ARMY spoke back. One statement was “Not how these stans mocked us about the military postponement saying it’s unfair and now they want their faves to be covered by “BTS law”? help y’all are literal clowns, “ tweeted @tanniesroyalty_ on Twitter. 

Thanks to the newly made bill, Seokjin can spend two extra years with ARMY! 

If you want to learn more: https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asia-55147970

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