BTS member Jin begins army service in South Korea

Jin, the eldest member of BTS, started his obligatory army service in South Korea on Tuesday, becoming a member of fully different new troopers at a boot camp shut to the border with North Korea, in retaining with a quantity of shops.

Jin, 30, whose full title is Kim Seok-jin, is the predominant member of BTS to start 18 months of army obligation, which is required by South Korean legal guidelines for all eligible males between the ages of 18 and 35. The members of BTS range in age from 25 to 30.

After hypothesis and public debate over whether or not the okay-pop superstars would pursue an exemption to hold away from army service, the group’s label, Bighit Music, introduced in October that BTS members can be becoming a member of the army. The label mentioned the artists will stagger their army service whereas they pursue their solo initiatives.

On Tuesday, Jin entered the Yeoncheon army base in northern Gyeonggi province in a motorcade of six black vans, the place a pair of hundred followers gathered to level their assist, CNN reported.

Bighit Music mentioned in an announcement earlier this month that Jin would enter the backside by automotive to cease accidents and congestion, asking followers and media to hold away from the realm.

“We ask in your continued love and assist for Jin till he finishes his army service and comes again,” the label mentioned. “Our agency might try to current every assist he wants all by way of this time.”

collectively with fully different new conscripts, Jin will take part in 5 weeks of primary army teaching on the backside, collectively with rifle taking pictures, grenade throwing and marching practices, the associated Press reported. He and fully different troopers will then be assigned to army gadgets throughout the nation.

obligatory army conscription in South Korea was established in 1957, shortly after the Korean battle, to take care of a army power in opposition to North Korea, in retaining with historians.

Over the weekend Jin posted a selfie on his Weverse social media account, exhibiting off his new haircut, buying and promoting his black locks for a buzzcut. In a farewell tweet, the BTS members gathered for a photograph with Jin, reaching their palms to the contact his virtually bald head. “Our bro!! Have a protected service!! Love you,” the tweet mentioned.

Shortly after Bighit introduced BTS’ army service in October, Jin dropped his first solo single, “The Astronaut,” which he co-wrote with British rock band Coldplay.