The BTS is currently on a break as two of its members, Jin and J-Hope, have gone for their respective military enlistments. In the midst of all this, the remaining members are busy with their solo ventures, including albums and tracklists. It is known to the Army that eventually, the rest of the members will be going for their military duties soon. In fact, a few of them have revealed their plans for the same already. In the midst of all this, the request from a member of the People Power Party, a Korean political party, has sent shockwaves across the BTS fans.
A ruling People Power Party member is asking the ministry of national defense on Facebook to make a BTS concert happen to save the much criticized World Scout Jamboree pic.twitter.com/534E6rATH2
— Hyunsu Yim (@hyunsuinseoul) August 8, 2023
What is the Request?
Song Il Jong, a member of the specific political party, asked the Ministry of Defense on August 8, 2023, to allow the BTS members, including Jin and J-Hope, to perform at the World Scout Jamboree Korea Concert 2023. Not only that but Jong also took to Facebook and shared a post on the platform while highlighting his request. He also said that the Ministry of Defense should allow the performance because the event will witness a gathering of around 10000 people from around the world. So, the prestige of the event will be maintained, given the Bangtan Boys perform on the day.
Response from the Ministry of Defense
In response to the request from the party member, the Ministry of Defense has responded by saying that it cannot take the decision alone. The opinions are also needed from other ministries, including the K-pop group’s agency, for permission. The sudden request for BTS’ performance comes at a time when the World Scout Jamboree Korea concert is already receiving flak because of rising temperatures and mismanagement. In fact, many teams dropped out of the event after falling ill or because of degraded situations. So, since many artists pulled out from the concert, the representative made a request for BTS.
지금 잼버리 참가자들의 한국에 대한 인식을 긍정적으로 돌리려고 우리애들 동원 이지랄 하는데
백번 양보해서 3만6천명 긍정적으로 돌린다 해도
7천만 전세계 아미를 적으로 돌리게 될 것임
계산기 잘 두드려라
거짓말 같냐? 그럼 작년 10월에 부산 갔던 아미들한테 ㅇㅅㅍ 지지하냐 물어봐 pic.twitter.com/MkFjfHFVqV
— liliz⟭⟬릴리즈⟬⟭⁷ ꜱᴇᴠᴇɴ (@liliz1204) August 7, 2023
The BTS Army had a mixed response to the request for the group’s performance at the concert. A few of them requested the group to go about with their schedules without getting bothered by the event. Some others highlighted the fact that the Bangtan Boys do not have time to rehearse for the upcoming performance because they are known for their precise vocals and moves. Now, only time will tell if the request for the special performance will be granted for the concert.