Do Female Kpop Idols Have To Do Military Service. Olympic medallists are given exemptions. These beloved Korean male idols must enlist before 2020 ends.
Women do not have to complete mandatory military service. In May 2018 the military enlistment law in South Korea changed reducing the maximum age at which mandatory service can be delayed from 30 to 28. As we approach the halfway mark of 2019 several male idols have either enlisted in the military or announced their upcoming enlistment.
But male K-pop idols are not given special treatment.
I answer your questions on Korean military life. They may be South Koreas most successful cultural export and the first K-pop act to top the US album sales charts but BTS must still perform military service the government has said defying. In the past Korean male citizens could delay their military. While idols can defer their service for a period of time by attending undergraduate and postgraduate schooling new regulation requires all men to enroll for military service by age 28 as Yonhap News Agency write.