Date 2019-10-22 01:37:10
Korea is divided into South and North, where it is the world's only country that is divided.The Korean war is not over yet. Therefore, Korean men have to go to the military for two years.Precisely, the word ‘drag’ is used for men going to the military.Meanwhile, in North Korea, men have to spend at least seven to ten years in military service,therefore South Koreans take comfort in the fact of short service period compared to North Korea.In Korea, some people with power and wealth were often taken out of military service using expedient.We once called them "sons of God."But these days it never seems to be the case. It recently became a huge issue in the Korean media about“Should BTS serve in the military?!!!” For reference,Korea has a law that exempts military service for those who have won international competitions or have honored Korea.
But eventually, it seems like BTS have no choice but to go to the military. ㅠㅠThe following is about an article from the Korean National Assembly.Ahn Min-suk, chairman of the National Assembly's Culture,Sports and Tourism Committee (Democratic Party),pointed out that it is not appropriate for the military not to give military service exemptions only to popular artists.Chairman Ahn said in a comprehensive audit of the Ministry of Culture,Sports, and Tourism that “One of the BTS member would be going to the military this year. It seems like theKorean government has decided not to give the exemptions to popular artists.”
Chairman Ahn said, "Fine artists are exempted from the military service if they reach thesecond place in the international competition. The system was created in the 1970s.Until then, the areas of fine art and popular art were divided, but now the wall is broken.""I don't think it's right to give a military service exception to the fine artists, and not to the popular artists."After BTS have ranked first in the Billboard 200 for three times, the world's most prestigious Billboard Main Album chart,politicians are pointing out the fact that the public voices are becoming louder for the exemption of military service to popular artists. Mr. Park Yang-woo Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism said, "In fact, even before the BTS, there have been talks about special military service for public artists."
"However, from the Military Manpower Administration and Ministry of National Defense,
they are willing to minimize exemption and amend details.In the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, we are hoping to increase the number of cultural and physical personnel by increasing special cases for military exemptions."
He then added, "There are clear international and domestic competitions for sports and fine arts,
but it is not easy to set standards for popular arts."Representative Ahn concluded, "In terms of enhancing national prestige, many people think that the first place on the Billboard chart also contributed to the nation as much as the Olympic gold medal."
On the other hand, BTS agency Big Hit Entertainment said, "We don't know how the rumors are spread, but enlisting to the military this year is not true."
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