On December 6, BIGHIT MUSIC officially announced that BTS‘s Jin would soon enlist in the army to fulfill his mandatory military duty. The company released the statement in multiple languages via Weverse.
This is BIGHIT MUSIC.
We want to thank you for your continued support of BTS and would like to update you on Jin’s upcoming enlistment into the military.
Jin will fulfill his required time with the military by enlisting in the army. Please note that we will not be holding any kind of official event on the day of his recruitment.
The entrance ceremony is a time to be observed by military personnel and their families only. In order to prevent any issues that might occur from crowding, we ask fans to please refrain from visiting the site. Instead, we ask you to keep your heartwarming words of support and farewell in your hearts.
We also advise you not to get adversely affected by purchasing unauthorized tours or product packages illegally using artist IP. Our company will take necessary action against any attempts at commercial activity making unauthorized use of such IP.
We ask for your continued love and support for Jin until he finishes his military service and comes back. Our company will also strive to provide every support he needs during this time.
— BIGHIT MUSIC via Weverse
Previously, Jin confirmed that he would be enlisting on December 13. He and the company have both requested that fans not visit the site.
Although an article I hoped wouldn’t be published was [released], ARMY, you can’t come to the training camp ㅠㅠ There will be a lot of other people there besides me, and it might be dangerous due to the chaos. I love you, ARMY.
Naturally, ARMYs are sad to know that Jin will soon be leaving us, but we are all wishing him well. Here are 10+ of the most relatable (and heartbreaking) reactions to the news…
1. It hit us like a train.
TAKE ME INSTEAD😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/BDkXIKQYak
— Bangtan shit for life⁷ #millitarywife (@Yoon_chwita7) December 6, 2022
2. Trying to take Jin’s advice…
"don't cry, don't cry, don't cry" ㅡ 220913, Kim Seokjin in weverse livepic.twitter.com/GTrg1SeO0I
— bts quotes archive⁷ ☁️ | final defense ⏳ (@btsqtsarchive) December 6, 2022
3. We volunteer as tribute.
The korean government after I told them to take me instead pic.twitter.com/v69pW9bapE
— Kass⁷ALIEN SUPERSTAR (@TAEHOTTIEEE) December 6, 2022
WHY CANT THEY TAKE ME INSTEAD WHY??? pic.twitter.com/KqIc3gQOcR
— ❀⁷ Jincember (@unotaehyung) December 6, 2022
4. Thank you, BIGHIT MUSIC.
— cee⁷ (@namkookify) December 6, 2022
5. Currently going through all stages of grief.
seeing the official notice was like a slap in the face. i’ve been in denial
— ⁷ (@baIenciagajk) December 6, 2022
— seokjinnie's cheeks 👨🏻🚀💙 (@namujjinie) December 6, 2022
6. BTS need their Jin hyung!
rewatching bv4 to try and calm myself but: pic.twitter.com/sefo5cB2VZ
— k s j g⁷ ♐️ (@kimseokjingifs) December 6, 2022
guys, they NEED their jin hyung PLEASE pic.twitter.com/XjrnPKXrpt
— joana yontararak (@hourglasskoo) December 6, 2022
7. Going to stream “The Astronaut”
— ulsi⁷ @ taking a break ⛅️💜🔕 (@ulsiart) December 6, 2022
8. BRB, crying!
"You'll be fine on your own now since I held it for you all this time." – Seokjin pic.twitter.com/vDLBxOPfFb
— ◡̈ (@taebokkiii) December 6, 2022
9. We’re never truly alone…
“I made wootteo so he could be with you on my behalf” pic.twitter.com/cfghQOQeRr
— ۟ (@glosstannies) December 6, 2022
10. Don’t remind us!
six more “Hello, This is BIGHIT MUSIC.” to come…
— cess⁷ (@cesstwt_) December 6, 2022
11. We’ll always love and be waiting for you, Jin.
WE LOVE YOU JIN
WE WILL WAIT FOR YOU JIN pic.twitter.com/PHlHVYXku6
— rash (@itaelysian) December 6, 2022
we will wait for your comeback kim seokjin my baby I love you so much 🥺 pic.twitter.com/3fc7QbO3yu
— MAYCEE ⁷ 🐹 🧑🚀💙 (@seokjinmylabsss) December 6, 2022