Assemblyman Ahn Min Suk caused a ruckus when he started the rumor that a BTS member was set to enlist this year!
On October 21, Assemblyman Ahn Min Suk attended a parliamentary audit of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and he said,
“It seems that one BTS member is going to the military this year. It appears as though it has already been decided to not give special treatment regarding military service for pop culture artists.”
Ahn Min Suk also added that the original system was put in place in the 1970s when there was a clear distinction between fine art and pop culture, however, since the walls have broken down, he says ‘it doesn’t make sense to only give ‘pure artists’ special treatment regarding military service and not pop culture artists as well.’
In response to Assemblyman Ahn Min Suk statement, Big Hit was contacted for an answer as many started to speculate that BTS will begin enlisting this year, to that, Big Hit issued a statement shutting down the rumors,
“We don’t know where this kind of story came from, but the reports of enlistment this year are false.”
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think BTS should serve or not?