BTS Members Finally Answered About Their Future Together In Military Service.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, BTS answer the question about their future together in the Military and life after it.
BTS soared high on the cover of the magazine Rolling Stone. The group has been featured for the upcoming June 2021 issue. The septet is dressed dapper suits for the cover in Louis Vuitton, Previously announced as the global ambassadors of the luxury designer house early in April 2021.
It’s a Law In South Korea according to which all men are required to enlist in the Military by their 28th birthday with some exceptions. The Athletes who have won medals in the Olympics or Asian Games have an exception from serving. Still, there were no such cases for award-winning and Grammy-nominated K-Pop stars until September 2020.
Soon before Jin’s 28th birthday, South Korea passed the professed “BTS Law.” According to which Male K-Pop entertainers who have received state medals and awards for their national and global cultural contributions can now apply for a deferment until 30.
A pop-culture artist who was approved by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism to have significantly magnified the image of Korea both within the nation and throughout the world” would now be able to wait until he’s 30 to serve.
— Rolling Stone
What does Jin have to say about his two-year extension?
“I think the country sort of told me, ‘You’re doing this well, and we will give you a little bit more time,'”
He informed Rolling Stone that he plans to make the most of his time until duty bells.
[Military service] is an essential duty for our country. So I feel that I will try to work as hard as I can and do the most I can until I am called.
And for the remaining younger members, Jin believes them to make their own decisions about when and how they will enlist.
I do not doubt that the other members will make a good decision because, you know, it’s not something that I can advise them what to do or not. [If they take their time as a six-membered group] “I’ll be sad; still, I’ll be watching them and praise them on.
Like Jin, V has a belief that everything that happens will be best. He has a strong faith that ARMY will remain part of BTS’s life throughout their military service and after it.
So, yes, we will want to see ARMY as we do now. I’m sure it will be great and so that we can continue to see ARMY. We haven’t discussed it in the specifics amongst ourselves about military service or what will happen, but I’m sure it’ll work out eventually.
With an extension, Jimin will not be obliged to serve until 2025, but he is already looking far into BTS’s future. That future he sees? It’s beautiful and long–lasting.
I never imagine not being a part of this group. I can’t even think what I would do on my own. I guess when I become older, and I grow my beard, I would like to believe that at the end, when I’m too old to dance…
Still, I would like to sit on stage singing and engaging the fans with the other members. I think that would be great, too. So I’d like to continue this going as long as I possibly can.