Have Any Kpop Idols Tried Dodging Conscription. Tammy Duckworth a Purple Heart recipient once called him Cadet Bone Spurs. Getty Images Music For Asian-American Artists K-pop Is A Homecoming Just as their parents saw the US.
Law says all male citizens of the United States and male immigrants and bizarrely illegal immigrants too have to register for the Selective Service System SSS aka The Draft within 30 days of their 18th birthday. These cases of draft evasion are to be distinguished from conscientious objection on political or religious grounds. Its a major blow for the groups.
Steve Yoo was a hugely popular chart-topping singer in the 1990s but that changed when he became a naturalised American shortly before he was to be called up for military service in 2002 automatically.
Dodging the draft is a serious offense in South Korea with a jail term of up to five years allowed by law. Current exemptions are only handed out for specific international achievements in sport or classical music. Seoul From next year the members of South Korean boy band BTS will have to start serving in their countrys military. BTS the Korean pop sensation 0822.