BTS Won’t Be Exempt From Korean Military Service

South Korea’s Culture Ministry has said the world acclaimed superstars BTS and other high-flying K-pop stars will not be exempted from mandatory military service under the government’s new guidelines on conscription waivers.

Since early this year, a government task force has been working to revamp the guidelines to raise fairness in military conscription, and the final result is due for an announcement this week.

The government has been facing rising calls to allow BTS a military service waiver, which is often given to global award-winning athletes and classical musicians, in recognition of the septet’s role in promoting the national image of Korea across the world.

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