South Korea legislation change permits BTS to defer army service for 2 extra years

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Below the revised Navy Service Act, “a popular culture artist who was really useful by the Minister of Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism to have significantly enhanced the picture of Korea each inside the nation and all through the world” is allowed to postpone service till the age of 30.
The legislation change was first proposed in September, with Democratic social gathering member Jeon Yong-gi reasoning: “For the sake of the equity, we aren’t speaking about exempting them from their obligation, however pop musicians and artists like BTS – their careers can blossom of their 20s. We can’t let army obligation block their means on the peak of their careers.”
BTS. Credit score: Cindy Ord/Getty Photos

Earlier than the revision was introduced on Tuesday, army service exemptions or deferrals had solely been issued to classical musicians and high-profile athletes equivalent to Tottenham ace Heung-Min Son.

The legislation change comes as BTS proceed to interrupt new floor as one of the vital fashionable boy bands on the earth.
Final week, they turned the primary Ok-pop act to obtain a Grammy nomination. The boyband’s latest single ‘Dynamite’ is up for Finest Pop Duo/Group Efficiency on the 2021 awards, competing with the likes of Justin Bieber.
“Thanks to everybody who listened to our music and empathised with it in tough occasions,” the band wrote in a translated tweet.

“Above all, it’s you ARMY that made the miracle of (us changing into) a Grammy-nominated artist. Thanks and love you at all times.”
Reviewing the Grammy-nominated ‘Dynamite’, which broke the report for many YouTube views in 24 hours upon its launch in August, NME wrote: “Life won’t be as “candy as honey” as BTS sing proper now however, on this music, they take you to a spot the place that feeling is viscerally, dazzlingly actual. Given all the pieces that’s been thrown at us over the past six months, why would you flip your nostril up at that?”

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