The ‘BTS law’: are K-pop stars serving a new kind of army?

The ‘BTS law’: are K-pop stars serving a new kind of army?

Eunice Wu, Palatinate – 14 January 2021

In a culturally progressive move, the South Korean government have passed a new law named the ‘BTS Law’, meaning K-Pop entertainers can postpone their compulsory military service. This new law comes into effect after the culture minister stressed the contribution of such performers to the Korean economy and South Korea’s image worldwide. The article states that, according to BusinessInsider, BTS is worth over $3.6 billion a year to the country’s economy.

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