The public is still bitterly divided on whether or not BTS members 

should be granted exemptions, and it appears 

that the South Korean military wants to enlist members of the 

K-pop ensemble for compulsory military service. 

In order to preserve fairness in the nation’s armed forces 

Lee Ki Sik, commissioner of the Military Manpower Administration 

told lawmakers on Friday that it is “desirable” for BTS 

members to complete their military obligations. 

At a parliamentary committee hearing earlier this week