BTS' managers are not planning to fight to keep the boy bandmates out of the South Korean army. All seven members of the K-pop group have yet to sign up for their compulsory military service and they were recently informed they were not exempt due to their global fame.
As a result, the Fake Love hitmakers are expected to complete their national service in the coming years, and their manager, Bang Si-Hyuk, tells The Hollywood Reporter he and the young stars have accepted the decision from the authorities.
"The company believes military service is a duty, and we will try to show the fans the best of BTS until, and after, the members have fulfilled their service duties.
"As a Korean, it's natural, and someday, when duty calls we'll be ready to respond and do our best."
Since 1957, male South Koreans have been required to complete two years of compulsory military service between the ages of 18 and 28 - with an exception only available to some athletes or artists who win international competitions.