Do Kpop Idols Have To Do Mandatory Military Service. According to South Korean law men under 30 must enter the military for mandatory service for up to two years. While military service is not mandatory for women South Korea does allow them to enlist.
K-drama and K-pop stars are still required to serve in the military for two years. While military service is not mandatory for women South Korea does allow them to enlist. BTS Jin and Exos Suho Baekhyun Chanyeol and Chen will have to enlist before the end of the year while Suga and Shinees Taemin are up in 2021 which other K-pop idols will have to do.
Currently K-pop idols are not among those exempted from conscription.
Since 1957 Korean men between the ages of 18-28 have to perform in the army compulsory military service. While women are not required to do this they have the choice to voluntarily enlist for. BTS K-pop band members must do military service South Korea says Countrys football stars have been exempted but culture ministry says first member of group must enlist next year Fans of BTS had. For those who dont know due to a new change introduced by Korean enlistment law back in 2018.