Jin addresses previously reported recruitment details with an important request to fans.
Few hours ago, many Korean media sources it was reported that BTS‘s Jin he will enlist on December 13, giving details of his boot camp and where he will be stationed while on duty. Neither Jin nor his leadership immediately confirmed the reports; Jin recently visited Weverse to speak to fans in person.
Jin from BTS made fans proud when GREAT MUSIC confirmed that he had withdrawn his application for deferment of military service and would be enlisting until the end of the year.
The surprise announcement followed the huge success of the group Still ahead in Busan concert on October 15, performed in front of 50,000 people at Busan Asiad’s main stadium and an additional 50 million people who broadcast the concert live from home.
Along with the announcement that Jin canceled his service delay request, it was also announced that the rest of the BTS members also “perform military service according to their own individual schedules.
By announcing this, the group forcefully reclaimed the narrative driven by the ongoing debate in the media, government and netizens regarding the possibility of the South Korean government exempting BTS from their mandatory military service, which the group never asked for. While addressing this sensitive topic, the group has repeatedly stated its intention to complete the service.
The media had previously reported that Jin would go through a boot camp in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province for five weeks and be assigned to frontline units for the remainder of his military service.
When asked for a statement, HYBE labels he initially stated that the details were hard to confirm.
It is difficult to confirm the reports. Please understand.
– HYBE labels
Jin has just spoken out about the reports, seemingly confirming them in a message to ARMY on Weverse.
Jin began by informing ARMYs that he did not want information to be released this way, leaving fans with a thoughtful request.
Although the article I hoped would not be published was [released], ARMY, you can’t come to the training camp ㅠㅠ There will be a lot of other people besides me, and it can be dangerous because of the chaos. I love you ARM.
Jin expressed a wish for ARMYs to cheer him on without coming to the training camp for their safety, continuing to prove that he always thinks of ARMYs.
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