Are Kpop Idols Exempt From Military Service. BTS K-pop band members must do military service South Korea says. Currently K-pop idols are not among those exempted from conscription.
Lawmakers and fans argue BTS members have served their country without wearing a soldiers uniform. Most Korean men complete their military service in the early 20s. Male Korean popstars are not exempt from conscription.
Choi Seung-hyun better known as TOP started his military serves as a conscripted police officer in February 9 2017 but was dishonorably discharged from the police due to charges for marijuana use.
For all Korean males there is a mandatory military service that they will have to complete and although most K-pop Idols are able to push their service back they will have to enter the. On the other hand famous idols and actors usually wait a little longer before enlisting to the military because it may affect their career. Currently K-pop idols are not among those exempted from conscription. 2017 Military Enlistment BIGBANGs TOP Discharged.