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Will BTS serve in the military? The Ministry of National Defense officially replies

The Ministry of National Defense officially issued a statement regarding the military service of BTS. Read on to know if the boys will puff or not.

Will BTS serve in the military? Replies of officials from the Ministry of National Defense

On September 20, a plenary session was held at the Yeouido National Assembly, where Min Hong Cheol (a member of the Democratic Party of Korea) raised the issue of BTS military service to Defense Minister Lee Jong Seop.

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Will BTS serve in the military? The Ministry of National Defense officially replies

Min Hong Cheol asked: “The question of BTS military service is not settled in the survey.

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Minister Lee Jong Seop replied: “To repeat the position of the Ministry of National Defense, the current position that it is difficult to extend the alternative service system due to the fairness of military service obligations on the BTS issue of military service will not change.”

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Will BTS serve in the military? The Ministry of National Defense officially replies

In short, members of BTS may be forced to serve in the military, and Jin is the first to enlist as he is the oldest and will be 30 this year.

Min Hong Cheol then commented: “I believe that the most important duty of military service among the four constitutional duties should be imposed in accordance with the law and rules. I hope the minister will be kept. “

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Will BTS serve in the military? The Ministry of National Defense officially replies

Previously, the National Assembly Defense Committee and the media conducted public polls to determine whether pop culture artists such as BTS, who have contributed significantly to promoting national prestige, should be replaced with compulsory military service.

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Will BTS serve in the military? The Ministry of National Defense officially replies

Of the 1,018 people aged 18 and over who surveyed, 60.9% voted to amend the Compulsory Military Service Act to allow pop culture artists such as BTS to be exempted from recruiting.

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BTS “Proof” and the songs ranked steadily on the Billboard charts

In other news, the BTS anthology album “Proof” once again took a spot on the Billboard 200, while the group’s songs also remain on other Billboard charts.

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Will BTS serve in the military? The Ministry of National Defense officially replies

In the week ending September 24, Proof climbed one spot on the Billboard 200 to No. 90, marking its 14th week on the chart.

Additionally, BTS’s first English hit “Dynamite” was 124th on the Billboard Global 200, while “My Universe” was at 132 and “Butter” at 196.

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Will BTS serve in the military? The Ministry of National Defense officially replies

“Bad Decisions” ranks 27th on the Pop Airplay charts this week, 108th on Global Excl. USA and No. 117 on Global 200.

Solo songs from several BTS members also hit the Billboard charts this week. In particular, Jungkook’s “Left & Right” with Charlie Puth took 41st place on the Hot 100, 9th place on the Digital Song Sales chart, 14th place on the Pop Airplay chart, 33rd place on the Global Excl. US chart and # 37 on the Global 200.

Finally, Balming Tiger’s “Sexy Nukim” featuring RM ranked 9th on the World Digital Song Sales chart.

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With a script by Maria Scott

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