South Korea approved a change of law for the K-pop sensations BTS member which says BTS can defer military service until they are 30. Puza Snigdha reports.
The new law has the relieved the fans that South Korea’s parliament has passed a bill on Tuesday allowing the chart-topping and Grammy-nominated band BTS to serve the military service until the age of 30.
Reportedly there is a law in South Korea that every able-bodied South Korean men who are aged around 18 to 28, has to serve in the military for about two years.
Among the seven BTS members Jin and Suga are supposed to turn 28 soon and they are required to serve the military but the new law has amended the whole band to postpone their duty until 30.
The old law only allowed to deferral exceptions to athletes, classical musicians, and those who enrolled in Ph.D. programs abroad. Tottenham Hotspur football player Son Heung-min is one of them.
Kim Seok-jin is going to turn 28 on this December 4, has called the change as gift and celebrating the new law with other team members including fans.
“Pop artists tend to make their highest achievements in their 20s but many of them had to pursue a graduate degree to delay their service,” said Jeon Yong-gi.
Fans took social media to congratulate the stars by putting their pictures, videos.
The band debuted in 2013 and grabbed millions of fans by their crazy performance. Their song “Dynamite” has notched first-ever No 1 hit single on the US Billboard charts and made them the Grammy nominated. “Life Goes On” is the first Korean song which is on the Billboard’s main singles chart.
Listen to the song “Dynamite”
According to a poll, 53 percent of respondents has supported the special treatment for the BTS.