Busan mayor Park Hyung Joon suggested the application of alternative service for BTS to the presidential office. The city of Busan announced that the mayor suggested that as they are the ambassadors for the 2030 Busan World Expo, it could be applied to the alternative service system for art and sports personnel.
The mayor also stated that he made this suggestion after careful consideration and felt that if BTS actively promotes, it will hold great power beyond imagination.
I do not mean to give BTS the privilege of exemption from military service. If BTS uses the alternative service system, the BTS members will be given a sense of national responsibility that is as good as military service, and they will serve the country with the capabilities that only they can do.
I am very well aware of the symbolic meaning of military service in Korea. Please consider the hearts of Busan citizens who aspire to successfully host the 2030 Busan Expo with a sincere heart for Korea and for the future of Busan.
Previously, BTS announced that they would be holding a global concert in conjunction with being appointed ambassadors for the 2030 Busan World Expo.