Sunday, April 18, 2021
Home Entertainment New ‘BTS Law’ Is Passed in South Korea. An Army of Fans...

New ‘BTS Law’ Is Passed in South Korea. An Army of Fans Rejoices.

The oldest member of BTS was saved at the last minute from having to join the military under the country’s conscription system.

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Seok-jin, the oldest member of the global K-pop phenomenon​ BTS​, turns 28 on Friday. On Tuesday, South Korea’s Parliament gave him an early birthday present.

Mr. Kim’s birthday could have marked the end of his current career as a K-pop star. Until now, all able-bodied South Korean men have been required to enlist in the military for about 20 months once they turn 28, if not sooner.

South Korea’s National Assembly, enamored of BTS’s global success, came to Mr. Kim’s rescue by passing a revision of the country’s Military Service Act​. The revised law lets top K-pop stars like Mr. Kim postpone their ​military ​service until they turn 30. Mr. Kim, who goes by his stage name Jin, will now be able to perform for two more years at what could be the height of his career. ​

Report Post

Avinash Rogye
Director Headline Network

MORE FROM THE AUTHOR

LATEST NEWS

Click on the Button below to Submit Video