The BTS conscription debate is not over, what is the debate in the Korean parliament?

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The rules regarding military service (enlistment) obligations of the Korean boy group BTS are facing new developments.

Indeed, BTS military service rules have been around since 2018.

After experiencing pros and cons and many ups and downs, it was recently stated that BTS is still in the army but can be carried out while carrying out the missions of their country.

2018

BTS, which has become astounding around the world, has encouraged South Koreans to eliminate the need for their seven members to join the army.

In mid-2018, Ha Tae Kyung of the Korean National Assembly responded to the Korean public’s request for enlistment of BTS members.

Quoted from Soompi on Wednesday (August 3, 2022), Ha Taecyeon recalled the fact that those who won the classical music competition were exempt from joining the army.

But when it comes to adding pop music to Billboard charts, artists are no exception.

Ha Taecyeon said, “The first place in the ballet tournament is on the (tax exemption list), but there is no first place in the B-boy. There is no game tournament that dominates the world. There is a theater world, but there is no movie.” Said. ..

Ki Chance said in response to Ha Taecyeon’s statement that he would consider tax exemption for the military.

“The field of military service exemption was selected in consultation with the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism. It would be difficult without the consent of the people. It will be reviewed according to reality.”

2019

In 2019, South Korea’s then Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Park Yang-woo, hinted that BTS still had to belong to the army.

the scope (exceptions).”

“Unlike sports and art, it is difficult to set criteria for selection in the fields of popular culture and art,” said Park Yang-woo.

2020

On December 1, 2020, the Korean National Assembly passed a bill (RUU) on the postponement of military service by artists.

This bill was called “BTS Military Service Amendment” or “BTS Law” because it affects BTS.

An artist who has been recommended by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism to have made great achievements in improving the image of the country can postpone military service to the age of 30 (international age).

An artist who has been recommended by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism to have made great achievements in improving the image of the country can postpone military service to the age of 30 (international age).

BTS members also said they were ready to join the army.

This was reported by Lee Jin Hyung, HYBE’s Chief Operating Officer, who attended the press conference “BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE THE CITY – LAS VEGAS” held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, USA.

“BTS has said several times that when the country calls them, they will get a mandatory call,” said Lee Jin-hyun.

Finally, on August 1, 2022, Minister of National Defense Lee Jung-sab of the Korean Ministry of Defense talked about the possibility of special privileges of BTS during his enlistment.

After the negotiations, the Korean Ministry of National Defense will continue to execute military service to RM and others.

Lee Jong Sub has allowed BTS to play abroad even when BTS is in the army.

Lee Jung-sab said the decision could be a good way to resolve the debate without violating principles such as justice and equality.

Lee Jong Sub believes that BTS’s participation in the military can increase the popularity of BTS itself.

Because the people have a positive view of K-pop idols working in the military.

Meanwhile, Military Manpower Administration Secretary Lee Ki Sik emphasized that he is carefully considering the decision.