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MP Demands That BTS Must Continue Uninterrupted Military Service, And The Reason For Their Break Is Jin’s Military Service

An elected lawmaker from the ruling party has called for the military service law to be amended to allow BTS members to continue their activities uninterrupted.

Yoon Sang-hyun shared on his Facebook account on June 20 that “The National Assembly must make the choice of the greatest national interest instead of avoiding changing the military service law for any reason, otherwise, the golden age of K-pop will suddenly disappear like a mirage.”

MP Demands That BTS Must Continue Uninterrupted Military Service, And The Reason For Their Break Is Jin's Military Service

The MP elected three times before alleged that the main cause of the septet’s break would be “Member Jin’s appeal scheduled for this year even though the group cited fatigue and a need to rest” and “their agency (Big Hit Music) said they are eagerly awaiting the conclusion of Parliament regarding the military service of members of BTS, but nothing has happened yet.”

MP Demands That BTS Must Continue Uninterrupted Military Service, And The Reason For Their Break Is Jin's Military Service

Following the announcement of BTS’s temporary break in group activities, “an amount of 2 trillion won worth of shares in the production house (about 1.47 billion euros) went up in smoke,” added Yoon. , who estimated that “The impact of BTS’s shutdown on the country’s economy is invaluable, beyond the K-pop market.”

MP Demands That BTS Must Continue Uninterrupted Military Service, And The Reason For Their Break Is Jin's Military Service

Yoon filed a bill in June 2021 to amend the Military Service Act, including to allow certain pop culture artists to perform alternative service.

MP Demands That BTS Must Continue Uninterrupted Military Service, And The Reason For Their Break Is Jin's Military Service

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