BTS is having a good time in Las Vegas right now by performing at the concerts and winning the hearts of the fans. While the Bangtan boys are busy entertaining the army, the concern about their mandatory military service has raised questions again and again. In the midst of all this, Jin, the eldest member of the Septet, has finally responded to these concerns. Since he is the oldest among the seven members, the concerns regarding his mandatory military service are even more.
Jin’s response to the concerns
All the members of BTS, including Jin, RM, Jimin, Jungkook, Suga, V, and J-Hope, attended a press conference held at the MGM Grand located in Las Vegas. The Septet recently performed at their second concert in Vegas. Now, Jin has responded to the concerns about their mandatory military service. As translated on Twitter, here is what the BTS member 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.”
For the unversed, this press conference was also attended by HYBE’S CCO, Lee Jin Hyung. This is the same agency that manages BTS. Talking about the same, he also released a statement at the conference.
HYBE’s statement on BTS
As published on Soompi, HYBE’s CCO said, “The BTS members have currently left the matter of their military service in the hands of the agency. 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 further stated, “The agency 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.”
Korea’s military service
All young men in Korea between the ages of 18 and 28 are required to serve in the country’s military for some time. According to a new amendment, the members of the BTS are permitted to defer the same. As per the same amendment, the artists can postpone this mandatory service till they reach the age of 30 years. Jin is all set to turn 30 on December 9, 2022, and is required to enlist in the military before the end of this year.