BTS’s Jin and HYBE CCO recently responded to the question on mandatory military service.
Recently all the BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook attended the press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
BTS performed the Permission To Dance on Stage concert, their second show in Las Vegas.
Responding to a question BTS Jin said, “I talked a lot with the company and entrusted all military service-related tasks with the company. I think what we said at the company will soon be our words.”
Q about the issue of military enlistment:
I talked a lot with the company and entrusted all military service-related tasks to the company. I think what we said at the company will soon be our words.*
HYBE CCO Lee Jin Hyung, who was also a part of the press conference, as saying, “The BTS members have currently left the matter of their military service in the hands of the company. BTS has already conveyed the message multiple times that they will accept the call of duty when the nation calls them, and they have not changed that opinion. However, the policy on military service has changed a little, and as the members are experiencing changes to the Military Service Act that they did not expect, they are currently monitoring the situation while discussing the matter with the company.”
He added, “The company told BTS that after the new amendment to the Military Service Act was proposed, we were wary of making a decision in regards to their military service, and the BTS members maturely accepted this and left the matter in the hands of the company. To put it precisely, the policy on military service is changing, and it’s true that the BTS members are having a hard time because it’s difficult for them to predict the timing [of their military service]. Since it’s difficult for them to make plans, both the BTS members and the company are currently keeping a close eye on the proposed amendment.”
According to South Koren law, all Korean males must enlist by the time they reach 28 years of age, TS was previously granted permission to defer their enlistment until the age of 30 because they received the Hwagwan Order of Culture, which is a fifth grade Order of Cultural Merit.