BTS Addresses Mandatory Military Service In South Korea Interfering With Music

ET Canada | 4/21/2019 | Staff
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Someday soon, BTS will have to press pause on music in order to serve their country.

The Korean seven-piece pop group recently sat down for an interview with CBS This Morning, in which they discussed the mandatory military service they will inevitably have to complete and how they are coping with its imminent arrival.

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“As a Korean, it’s natural,” Jin, one of the group’s four vocalists, said. “And, someday, when duty calls we’ll be ready to respond and do our best.”

When correspondent Seth Doane followed up by asking the members if they worry about splitting up for their service, Jung Kook, the group’s lead singer responded, “I don’t want to think about it at this point. We have something really good going.”

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RM, one of BTS’s rappers, chimed in: “That’s the answer. We just enjoy the ride, live in the moment, and that’s all we can do.”

The article also implies that the group, which ranges in age from 21 to 26, have already delayed the mandatory service, which all male South Koreans must complete. The conscription’s length varies by the branch of the military they join. For instance, active duty in...
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