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Agency says BTS members will serve in South Korea's military

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By KIM TONG-HYUNG

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TokyoLivingOct. 18  08:03 am JST

How??, as cheerleaders to cheer on the soldiers???.. LOL !!

Here in the US there are plenty of armchair generals who LOVE the drama of war on TV. Rah-rah, rah-rah, rah-rah!

> ジョージOct. 18  08:23 am JST

How??, as cheerleaders to cheer on the soldiers???.. LOL !!

Why the skepticism? Other celebrities and entertainers could successfully complete their military service.

Yes they can, and they have. Everyone from Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash have. Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones was in the Royal Air Force.

otherworldlyOct. 18  08:42 am JST

Finally, the world is free from this bland faceless wallpaper music.

Wrong. The Hot 100 around the world and the music media is full of insipid trash. Has been for over 30 years now.

the butter one is pretty catchyand(!), I’m gonna say it… I’m waiting for their return; there, I said it.

I barely remember as a kid the revolutionary synth-rock classic 'Popcorn' by a band called Hot Butter.

( some people take themselves too seriously; advice: chill :) )

George Harrison said, 'Cheer Down' (whatever that means) in 1989.

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BTS should be honored to serve their country. Once the finish they can come out and fizzle like the Backstreet Boys.

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Everyone is replaceable in the entertainment industry, even the BTS.

Meet HIVE's BTS replacement called XTX.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os_6c5j6YiQ

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Can not see why the rich high profile entertainers should get an exemption when thousands of ordinary people have their lives and careers interrupted? If the law of the land requires you to be conscripted then there should be no exceptions save on health grounds, deferral (not exemption) for education.

Not my taste in music but patently many millions do like them, however it is probably a good publicity move to preempt the debate and choose to do their military service, their management should be able to market that effectively both during and after their service period.

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Today  08:42 am JST

“ Finally, the world is free from this bland faceless wallpaper music. “

Their music is harmless; I don’t know why you (and others) feel the need to bring such negativity here. I actually enjoy some of their songs, the butter one is pretty catchy, and(!), I’m gonna say it… I’m waiting for their return; there, I said it.

( some people take themselves too seriously; advice: chill :) )

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Wow. For a delicious split-second, I thought K-Pop was now the President of the USA.

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Their company is going to rake in billions on their renion shows in two years.

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Those boys look like they could benefit from getting a little grit under their fingernails. BTS to the DMZ has a nice ring to it.

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The Korean army has a new weapon for the battefield, BTS songs.

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A respectable choice.

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Well, Elvis pretty much 'died' the day they put him in the army, so hopefully BTS' will go the same way.

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How??, as cheerleaders to cheer on the soldiers???.. LOL !!

Why the skepticism? Other celebrities and entertainers could successfully complete their military service

I thought the same.

I wonder if the poster has served in the armed forces? My money would be on no. Not even ‘cheerleading’.

Finally, the world is free from this bland faceless wallpaper music

You can be free from it by not listening to it. It’s quite simple. What do you listen to?

From a PR point of view, this is probably good for both South Korea and BTS.

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It's definitely a big blow to the Korean economy and Kpop industry in general for BTS to go on hiatus for a while, but knowing their fan base, they will be met with much love upon their return.

Although I wish they didn't have to serve the army, I guess it goes to show that the Korean law system shows no special treatment for anyone and no one is exempt from the law.

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Many South Koreans have served before and many with serve after them.

That service has supported a dynamic democratic nation.

BTS fulfilling their military duties underlines, that to benefit from a free nation, you have to act to protect those benefits.

Let no one say they were rich folk dodging their dues.

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To those of you cheering this, there are some people who have been kpop way before BTS. I'm not just an Army, but I'm a fan of several K-pop groups. I'm not argue with anyone on here because it'd be a waste of time and I'm not here for that.

But just know Army are very loyal to BTS and we always will be.

And to the person on here who thinks BTS is "bland faceless wallpaper music", maybe if you actually listened to and understood what their music was about, you'd probably have a better understanding of it. But you probably won't and I'm not gonna force you to. So I'll just minus your comment and call it a night.

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So, is that supposed to be a good thing or a bad thing?

> ending a debate on exempting them because of their artistic accomplishments.

you gotta be kidding me. Who was debating that?

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They are law-abiding citizens who can entertain the world. Whiners here can't even do both.

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Finally, the world is free from this bland faceless wallpaper music.

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How??, as cheerleaders to cheer on the soldiers???.. LOL !!

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