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What would BTS members do in 2 decades

Many fans of K-pop superstar BTS would wonder what the seven-piece boy band would do in two decades. Who knows? But a Korean columnist comes up with an interesting scenario about the idol group.

In a recent column at a local newspaper, SBS PD Lee Jae-ik half-jokingly foretold the future of BTS members.

Lee expected that his favorite artist Suga would found a hip hop label to create a new history in the music genre.

“Jin would work as a famous actor while V would top the Billboard singles chart twice as a soloist. Jimin and J-Hope would gain popularity as a duo,” said the producer, who is a self-proclaimed BTS fan.

“In his mid-40s, Jungkook would work as an actor and singer. RM would become a strong candidate for the country’s president, and I would lead his election camp.”

Lee also dealt with a sensitive issue of the boy group’s military duty as they are set to start enlisting into army next year.

Jin, who was born in 1992, is the first member who should be ready for the mandatory military service by next June. Jin once said, “As a Korean, it’s natural. And, someday, when duty calls we’ll be ready to respond and do our best.”

In Korea, men between the age of 18 and 28 should serve at least 21 months in the military. There are exceptions for athletes or musicians, but those typically do not apply to K-pop stars.

Fearing the world-famous team would break up or take a long hiatus, some fans asked the Korean government to exempt them from military service.

Lee also said that BTS members are entitled to be exempt from mandatory military service in consideration of their contribution to raise the awareness of Korea across the globe. But he was cautious because not all Koreans agree with the idea.


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The publisher studied Korean history in Seoul and management of business administration in the United Kingdom. He has 20-year experiences in the media business. Kim can be reached at or 82-2-6956-6698.