Jin, the eldest member of BTS, began his obligatory navy service in South Korea on Tuesday, becoming a member of different new troopers at a boot camp close to the border with North Korea, in keeping with a number of retailers.
Jin, 30, whose full title is Kim Seok-jin, is the primary member of BTS to start 18 months of navy responsibility, which is required by South Korean legislation for all eligible males between the ages of 18 and 35. The members of BTS vary in age from 25 to 30.
After hypothesis and public debate over whether or not the Ok-pop superstars would pursue an exemption to keep away from navy service, the group’s label, Bighit Music, introduced in October that BTS members could be becoming a member of the military. The label mentioned the artists will stagger their navy service whereas they pursue their solo initiatives.
On Tuesday, Jin entered the Yeoncheon military base in northern Gyeonggi province in a motorcade of six black vans, the place a couple of hundred followers gathered to point out their assist, CNN reported.
Bighit Music mentioned in a press release earlier this month that Jin would enter the bottom by automotive to stop accidents and congestion, asking followers and media to keep away from the realm.
“We ask for your continued love and support for Jin until he finishes his military service and comes back,” the label mentioned. “Our company will also strive to provide every support he needs during this time.”
Together with different new conscripts, Jin will participate in 5 weeks of fundamental navy coaching on the base, together with rifle taking pictures, grenade throwing and marching practices, the Related Press reported. He and different troopers will then be assigned to military items throughout the nation.
Necessary navy conscription in South Korea was established in 1957, shortly after the Korean Conflict, to keep up a navy power in opposition to North Korea, in keeping with historians.
Over the weekend Jin posted a selfie on his Weverse social media account, displaying off his new haircut, buying and selling his black locks for a buzzcut. In a farewell tweet, the BTS members gathered for a photograph with Jin, reaching their fingers to the touch his practically bald head. “Our bro!! Have a safe service!! Love you,” the tweet mentioned.
Shortly after Bighit introduced BTS’ navy service in October, Jin dropped his first solo single, “The Astronaut,” which he co-wrote with British rock band Coldplay.