Do Foreign Kpop Idols Have To Do Military Service. According to South Korean law men under 30 must enter the military for mandatory service for up to two years. Samuel Kim is half korean half Mexican correct me if Im wrong if he was born outside of korea I dont think he will have to because he is an American Citizen.
Shares South Korean men are required to enlist in the military and the cut-off age is 28 years old. Korean idols who are male have to go to military service I think every man in korea has to go to military service its compulsory you have to do it even idols dont get to skip Its not random. Seungri is the youngest member of BIGBANG.
Any semi-serious fan of Korean pop will know and quite possibly lament the fact that before reaching a certain age every male idol must put their music career on hold to enlist in the.
Popular 1990s K-pop singer Steve Yoo became a US citizen in 2002 automatically forfeiting his South Korean nationality and with it his military obligations. In the past Korean male citizens could delay their. As we approach the halfway mark of 2019 several male idols have either enlisted in the military or announced their upcoming enlistment. The Service That Separates K-Pop Stars From The Rest By Rachelle D.