The oldest member of K-pop band BTS will soon be enlisting for military service as the band's first vocalist, according to local media. The 29-year-old Jin will start his training on December 13, as the "Daily Mail" writes, among other things.
On social media, fans are sometimes shocked after the news. As one commented, "My heart literally skipped a beat when I read that he will be deployed to the front lines," one fan tweeted, adding, "Why front line?? Why??" Frontline means the border with North Korea.
Due to their worldwide success, there has been a debate for years as to whether the band's members should be granted an exemption from military service, similar to that granted to classical musicians and Olympic medalists.