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BTS may be able to stil perform during military service

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South Korea’s defense minister has revealed that BTS may still be able to perform while carrying out their mandatory military service. In South Korea, all able-bodied men must enlist for two years of military service before the age of 28. Minister Lee Jeong-seop recently said that the boyband “could enlist in the military and still be given time to practice and perform overseas”. The Ministry of National Defence has reviewed [the issue of BTS’ enlistment] in consideration of maintaining fairness, equity, and military service resources, and they could be able to continue performing for national interests, Lee Jeong-seop, South Korean Defence Minister. The country’s parliament is currently debating a bill that could allow celebrities to serve an alternative form of service as arts personnel. BTS are currently taking a temporary break, with some members such as rapper J-Hope, working on their own solo projects.


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