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BTS To Be Excused From The Strict Korean Military?

By Sumi | September 05, 2018 05:45 PM EDT


Fans may have received the ultimate blessing after hearing BTS will be exempt from the horrors of the Korean military. 
Recently the news is going abuzz and fans are looking back on the recent statements from  The National Defense Commission meeting on July 25th. Ha Tae Kyung, the politician responsible for starting the 'BTS ACT' stated, "There are many requests asking military exemption for BTS, so I've taken a look at the list of national events giving military exemption and noticed there is an issue in the equality."

To many fans surprise, we were able to learn that in Korea "You are given an exemption if you win #1 in violin, piano, and classical music competitions. However, you are not given an exemption for ranking No.1 on the Billboard chart."

To this, military service director Ki Chang Soo stated, "The issues on military exemption is decided in discussion with the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism"and added, "It shouldn't be hard if we can gain national agreement (from citizens). We will overlook the issue so it could be met in realistic terms." What do you think of BTS being excused from the military - not fair or totally necessary?

Tagged :  BTS, Billboard, military, Exemption, act


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