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Choi Gwang-ho, general secretary of the Korea Music Contents Association, an organization representing the rights and interests of record producers and distributors, mentioned “promoting the national prestige of BTS”. The message that emanates through the song also contains content such as love for humanity and carbon neutrality. BTS is having an absolute impact on the music industry as a whole, not just individuals. “
He continued: “Even if you look at the index of a music chart, BTS represents the absolute majority of foreign traffic. If the question of BTS ‘military service is not resolved, a fatal blow to the music industry will be inevitable.”
Secretary General Choi said: “In terms of the degree of contribution to the promotion of national prestige, BTS are not inferior to other performers. If BTS do not receive special military service, the same alternate service system must be modified accordingly. fair and completely. ” I hope that the amendment to the law on military service will be made as soon as possible in a reasonable way, “he said.
The most important thing is the sympathy of the public. Deputy Defense Minister Shin Beom-cheol, who appeared on MBC radio’s “Kim Jong-bae’s Focus” on 22, said: “It’s hard to see that the majority of people are in favor, with 40-60 percent in favor and Dal 30 to 50 percent against “. “In terms of fairness in fulfilling military service obligations, it is a consistent position of the Ministry of National Defense that it is difficult to expand special military service or ‘replacement service’ in the correct term.
“The biggest problem in the world of culture and art is that the standards are ambiguous,” said Lee, a 34-year-old employee who opposed the exemption from military service for pop culture artists. The problem is, I don’t know what else to use as a standard in acting and film, “he stressed.
He continued: “In order to properly judge the issue of the Military Service Act, we need to review several cases of exemption from military service. He said he thought.
The public agreed that the value of “fairness” can only be maintained when approaching popular culture and the art world from a broad and long-term perspective, rather than focusing on a case of BTS, and on the basis of one. standard to which everyone can nod their heads inside. .
Reporter Kim Soo-young from Hankyung.com [email protected]/ Reporter Lee Hyun-joo intern