Knetizens are reacting to what politician Kim Young-bae proposed about allowing an alternative service for pop culture artists like BTS
An amendment to the Military Service Act was proposed to allow alternative military service for pop culture artists such as the group ‘BTS’.
The ‘Amendment to the Military Service Act’, proposed by Rep. Kim Young-bae of the Democratic Party of Korea on the 19th, aims to add pop culture artists who have received cultural medals, cultural medals, sports medals, sports medals, etc. to art and sports personnel.
In addition, it contains the contents of determining the conditions for the admission of arts and sports personnel, which are currently stipulated by the enforcement decree, by law.
The current Military Service Act stipulates that persons with special skills in the field of arts and sports prescribed by Presidential Decree, recommended by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, may be transferred to arts and sports personnel. However, stars in the popular culture field have not been able to be transferred to art and sports personnel according to the enforcement ordinance.
In 2018, BTS was awarded the Hwagwan Order of Culture for their contribution to spreading the Korean Wave and the Korean language, and met the criteria for adding art and sports personnel to the Military Service Act amendment proposed by Rep. Kim.
Rep. Kim explained, “I proposed the amendment to the Military Service Act to open a way for pop culture artists who have achieved global achievements like BTS to fulfill their military service obligations through alternative service.”
He said, “The economic and social contribution of Korean pop culture artists who are active on the international stage is beyond imagination.
1. Wasn’t Jin born in 1992? Why hasn’t he enlisted yet?
4. Do you think there are other celebrities who could benefit from those benefits?
8. What are the standards??