If there is one thing that hangs over military minds around the world, it is the discussion of mandatory military enlistment for BTS members. It has become a topic of global concern as the K-pop group is subject to constant scrutiny from officials, critics, and fans around the world waiting for an update on the matter. Previously, there were also talks about a public survey and alternative service options for the Bangtan Boys, who have contributed to the country’s economy and continue to be influential around the world.
According to a recent update on October 5, 2022, an official from the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced that a conclusion had finally been reached on the Septet’s compulsory military service by the end of this year, which is to december. . A request was also made to review the issue, actively responding to what the minister spoke about BTS member Jin, the senior whose enlistment is due this year. So with Jin being the oldest member of the group, it has become extremely important to make a decision currently. According to the latest reports, the Ministry plans to take a call on the same as soon as possible.
Minister Park Bo Kyun also spoke about the multiple factors that can be considered when concluding about BTS’s military enlistment.
BTS’s agency BigHit Music recently took a strong stand against malicious rumors spread online against the members.
On September 29, 2022, BigHit Music shared an update on the legal proceedings against online perpetrators and malicious commenters for infringing on BTS’s rights. The agency also issued a lengthy statement about it. The agency reportedly said, “Our company regularly initiates legal proceedings against perpetrators of BTS-related malicious activities, including defamation, personal attacks, sexual harassment, spreading baseless information, and malicious criticism. We would like to provide an update on these activities.
We have recently filed additional criminal complaints against posts with personal attacks and defamation using new information provided by fans and collected through our monitoring initiatives.” He further added, “We have found multiple slanderous posts containing false information about the artists on platforms inside and outside of Korea. We also discovered that a specific cartel has been spreading the same malicious rumor on multiple platforms and filed a criminal complaint against the cartel after collecting all of the repetitively uploaded posts.”