One of South Korea’s ministers said that he would write a recommendation for the use of the boyband BTS to get a deferment from compulsory military service, as the boy band is eligible to enlist anytime soon. On the 23rd of June, a new amendment to the military, the postponement of the force in Southern Korea.
IS BTS ENLISTING IN THE MILITARY?
A law passed last year that Instagram artists and musicians who have received the cultural achievement of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, can apply for an application for a scheduled draft of postponement of their military enlistment until they reach the age of 30 years old.
On the same day, the ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hwang discussed the changes with respect to the global K-pop sensation BTS with the local broadcaster YTN.
Hwang said that, though, the boy band has not yet applied for a transfer or postponement yet,” according to a source, he would recommend to the group to postpone if they decide to do it. “I will make sure to write a recommendation for them,” said Hwang.
The Grammy-nominated group has been awarded by President Moon Jae-in of the Order of Merit, as an exception, for their outstanding international success in 2018 and beyond. Typically, only the musicians, who have worked for at least 15 years of age can be attributed to cultural merit. BTS are the only artists eligible for the deferral. This in turn led to a reaction by the KMCA (Korea Music Association, which has filed a complaint with the Department of Defense, and the call of the correction to be unrealistic and unfair.”
A KMCA the official noted that it was a male musicians to meet the criteria, the 28-year-old age, the age of military service, he would be at the start of his career in the K-pop scene, as he has by no later than 13 years of age.”
They also argued that the law discriminates against the pop music industry as the man who has been to open companies or continue their university and graduate studies in foreign countries to be eligible for a part of it. He called out for a more realistic standards that make it possible to more pop bands to apply for a deferral.