BTS Military exemption, it was found that more than half of the people oppose the special military service of the group BTS.
As a result of a survey of 1001 voters across the country on the 4th of the 4th by the opinion polling company Won C&I, the opinion polling company Cho Won C&I surveyed the pros and cons of BTS‘ special military service. The response that ‘special benefits should be given’ was 40.1%, which was slightly lower than the opposing opinion.
The response rate of ‘we must fulfill our duty’ was higher than the response rate in favor of ‘special benefit’ in all regions. In Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do and in Gangwon-do and Jeju, 69.3% and 69.6% of people opposed the special military service accounted for a high proportion, respectively.
By age, 73.2% of respondents answered that they should do their duty the most in their 20s. It was followed by those in their 30s (60.4%), those in their 40s (49.4%), those in their 50s (48.3%), and those in their 60s or older (47.5%).
More than half of the respondents, irrespective of gender, answered that they had to do their duty. Men (58.1%) and women (50.3%) objected to the military service exemption.
Also, in terms of ideological tendencies, conservative (63.8%), moderate (52.3%), and progressive (47.3%) responded with the highest response rate, ‘You must fulfill your duty’.
As BTS member Jin’s enlistment is imminent, the debate over BTS’ special military service has been heated up again in the political arena.
At the National Assembly Defense Committee plenary meeting on the 31st of last month, Defense Minister Lee Jong-seop said, “The BTS (military service) issue will be decided prudently by synthesizing the opinions of several lawmakers and considering the national interest from various dimensions, but we will make a decision as soon as possible.” Controversy aggravated by mentioning ‘opinion polls’.
In response, the Ministry of National Defense explained, “The Ministry of Defense will not conduct a public opinion poll on the ‘BTS military service issue’.”
A military official emphasized to Maeil Business Star Today, “This means that the Ministry of National Defense will not conduct an opinion poll on the issue of BTS’ military service, and even if the results of polls conducted by other organizations come out, they will not make a decision based solely on the results.”
While the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has taken an active stance regarding BTS’ military service exceptions, the Ministry of National Defense and the Military Manpower Administration have always maintained a negative stance. This is for the issue of reducing military service resources and adhering to fair values.
Meanwhile, after Busan Mayor Park Hyung-joon proposed to the president a special military service exemption for BTS, the public relations ambassador ahead of the competition to host the Busan World Expo 2030, the Ministry of National Defense quickly changed its position in the direction of ‘listening to public opinion’. Opinion prevailed in favor.
This survey was conducted using an ARS opinion poll (cell phone 100% RDD method), and the response rate is 4.0% and the sampling error is ±3.1%p at the 95% confidence level.
Broadcaster and writer Heo Ji-woong expressed his beliefs regarding the special cases of BTS’ military service.On the 12th, Ji-woong Heo shared a part of the essay ‘The Minimum Neighbor’ publicshed last month through his Instagram.
Meanwhile Broadcaster and writer Heo Ji-woong expressed his beliefs regarding the special cases of BTS’ military service said, “Every time I reflect on the hidden meaning of the word exemption, I feel that military service is functioning as a kind of punishment in Korean society. .He continued, “Only those who have forgiven their original sins with high profits, rankings and medals can be free from this punishment.
It is by no means fair.” “While people who abuse the law don’t go to the military, law-abiding people go to the military and take a vacant seat.” And I sacrifice the brightest time of my life for something that is not praised by anyone.”He also said, “Military service is not important because we learn great things from the Korean military. It is important because of the principle that everyone has equal rights and obligations in front of the Constitution.