BigHit Music has responded to the issues that BTS’s Suga will enlist as a public service worker. Also known as August D, he will be the next to fulfill his mandatory military service next year after Jin.
News about Suga’s military enlistment broke on Tuesday, December 13. Thankfully, BigHit addressed the claim and cleared the air.
BigHit Addresses Claims about BTS’s Suga’s Enlistment
A BigHit rep released an official statement about the claims surrounding Suga’s enlistment.
“BTS members plan to serve in the military sequentially according to their own plans,” the spokesperson explained via Soompi. “It is difficult to confirm the artist’s personal information.”
Many quickly assumed that Suga would indeed be assigned as a public service worker due to the surgery he needed in 2020.
At the time, the company released an official statement due to the need for its artist to get back into shape for his mandatory military service and post-service musical career.
“Suga also felt that it was important for him to restore himself to good health to prepare for his mandatory military service as well as his post-service musical career,” it said. “After extensive discussion with the company, the decision was made to undergo the surgical procedure.”
What Does the Public Service Worker Do?
According to Hindustan Times, being a public service worker or a social service agent is an alternative form of military service.
Men who can’t serve in the military base as soldiers due to health issues and family situations can do this instead.
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They’re set to serve in government agencies and welfare institutions, like schools, government buildings, local parking lots, nursing homes, and subway stations.
However, compared to the Korean Army, which lasts for 21 months, the scout has to serve three months longer as a public service worker. It also includes three weeks of basic military training.
BTS Jin’s Enlistment
Meanwhile, BTS has already started its mandatory military service, beginning with Jin. Real name Kim Seok Jin, he officially joined the South Korean military on Tuesday.
Photos of his shaved heads circulated online as a preparation for his enlistment. As the oldest member of the group—he’s now 30—he’s the first in line to take a hiatus from his music career to fulfill his mandatory national military service.
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