(MENAFN- NewsBytes) Global sensation BTS is breaking records every day but a non-musical issue has kept their fans, the ARMYs, worried. And that is about the septet's military enlistment. Every able-bodied male in South Korea is mandated to enlist in the military. But the government has been pondering whether to exempt BTS from this rule. Now, this discussion has sparked debate in the country's National Assembly.
Background Why does this story matter?
Firstly, during military service, one cannot continue with their other professional commitments. So, BTS won't be able to release music or perform for the two years its members stay away. Considering this, the Korean government had exempted them from the maximum enlistment age rule earlier, allowing them to enlist after turning 30. In June, the Korean Culture Ministry hinted this postponement might get extended.
Details Recently, septet applied for deferment in enlistment
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