All BTS members are expected to serve in the South Korean military, the country’s ambassador to the UK said this weekend, as tensions between South Korea and North Korea rise again. South Korean men are required to serve in the military for at least 18 months between the ages of 18 and 28. South Korea’s National Assembly has passed a BTS law that allows the group to defer their military service until they turn 30, but time is running out as the group’s oldest member, Kim Seok-Jin, will have 30 years in December.
“Young Korean men are expected to serve the country, and these BTS members are role models for many younger generation Koreans,” said Kim Gunn, South Korea’s ambassador to the UK. Sunday time This weekend. “Most of our people expect our BTS members to fulfill their obligations as Korean citizens. Eventually, I think that will happen.”
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) April 3, 2022
In December 2020, South Korea passed a law that gave the group a chance to suspend military service. Since Jin turned 30 at the end of the year, speculation about when they would serve started recently. The daily mail. Min Yoon-gi, whose stage name is Suga, will turn 30 in March 2023. The other members of the group are Jung “J-Hope” Ho-seok, 28; Kim “RM” Nam-joon, 27; Park “Jimin” Ji-min, 26; Kim “V” Tae-hyung, 26; and Jeon “Jungkook” Jung-koon, 24.
Kim Gunn’s comment on BTS’s military service came the very weekend the group had a big time in Las Vegas. They performed their international hit “Butter” at the Grammy Awards. The song was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Last year, they became the first South Korean group to be nominated for a Grammy, as “Dynamite” was up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Before the Grammys, entertainment tonight asked RM if they plan to work with Snoop Dogg in the future. “Oh, are we going to collaborate with him?” he joked. “We’re all fans! Come on, Snoop, give us a call!” He refused to shut down the rumor, instead noting that their label would “hate us” if they confirmed the Snoop Dogg rumor. RM called the rapper an “idol”.