Exempt BTS from military service (for the time they are idols)

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Hi everyone, A.R.M.Y’s, Kpop fans, their families and friends. Thank you for reading this and considering signing my petition.

First, let me introduce you to BTS. BTS, or Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean music group formed of seven boys: RM, Jin, Suga, J-hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. They won a lot of awards and are the most popular group on earth. They are known for their good music, positive messages and influence on people. Their fanbase, A.R.M.Y, is unbeatable. We are now 6 000 000 and counting! BTS is really important to us. They are the most self-producing, talented, devoted, passionate, and true group I’ve ever seen. They love what they’re doing and each other so much!

In Korea, all men between 18 and 35 years old (max 28 for idols) have to do their mandatory military service, which lasts at least 2 years. Like it is right now, BTS has a seven years contract with their label that ends in 2026. The first member to leave would be Jin in 2020. Then, all members would start leaving  and the last one (Jungkook) would come back in 2027. This is 8 years.. 8 YEARS WITHOUT BTS! This means, BTS would never be together ever again. And they said it themselves, when there’s one member missing, BTS isn’t complete and happy. They need the seven of them together, they are a family.

I thought a lot about it and I came up with this idea. I am not calling for a complete exemption, but for a postpone of their military duties. According to the law from 1973, korean classical musicians and athletes having raised the national image on a global state and enriched the culture and sport sectors can be exempted from military service. Even if BTS are not classical musicians nor athletes, they have raised the national image on a global state and enriched the culture more than any korean classical artist or sport athlete that ever lived. Politicians argue that the rules are out-of-touch with modern society. What does winning on the Billboard chart with “Love Yourself: Answer” and winning “Top Social Artist” twice changes from winning in other international music competitions? Because of them, so many young people are interested in Korea, music like culture. Millions of people all over the world dream to visit the country, to speak their language and eat their food. They are the icons of Korea, they deserve exemption. However, when they will retire in 2026, they can still catch up their mandatory duties. Members will be aged between 33 and 27 years old, which is too old for idols, but they won’t even be idols anymore. It’s fair. 

Thank you so much for signing, both BTS and A.R.M.Y need it! It’s very kind and generous of you. Don’t forget to share it on all of your social medias and to as much people as possible!! Thank you all so much for helping me ;) I purple you A.R.M.Y <3

If any questions, I answer comments.

Sources:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/10/11/members-bts-south-korea-boy-band-enlist-military/1598587002/

https://www.mma.go.kr/contents.do?mc=mma0000752

https://youtu.be/orHsvqpPgs8

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