K-pop fans have had to say goodbye to their favorite idols for 20 months over and over every time one of them turned 28. But all that is now over. Watch the video below!
How come they don't have to go?
Very recently we said goodbye to Chen from Exo who went to do his mandatory military service.And last month Chanyeol turned 28 for which apparently he would have to go to the army soon. Baekhyun, also a member of Exo, turned 28 in May.
But thanks to a new decree approved by the Korean government, certain idols could delay their time in the military until their 30s. This does not apply to all Korean pop singers.
Who will benefit from this new law?
Only to those who are considered vitally important as national and international representatives of Korean culture. This means that only those idols from especially relevant groups like Exo, BTS, or NCT among many others could make use of this benefit.
Only elite athletes and classical music artists had these facilities but now Exo-ls' and Army's can breathe easy and enjoy their bias for a couple more years.