Recently, Jin made headlines as the first member of BTS - the largest K-pop group - to join the North Korean military. In December 2022, the 30 years old K-pop star posted a picture of himself sporting a military haircut. “This looks way cuter than we had expected,” the oldest member of the band wrote alongside his “cute” military haircut.
Since North Korea is in seemingly never-ending geopolitical tensions with South Korea, the country needs more men in military forces. As per the criteria, all abled men are eligible to serve in the North Korean military. As a result, the country is including more men in its army to cope with the aggression at its northern border.
However, it is essential to note here that Jin is the only member of BTS - the largest band in the world - to join the military. He was also the oldest member of BTS. Now, the cute member of the largest group will be serving in the North Korean military.
According to the latest updates, Jin has already started his initial military training near the border of North Korea. Once the previous BTS star is done with his initial military training, he will be sent to the frontline.
Of course, the news has left his millions of fans across the world in a state of frenzy. Whether they like it or not, his fans across the globe will sparkly miss the cutest and oldest member of the band.
From BTS to the North Korean Military: A Notable Career Shift
Apart from the abuzz that the news has created, this is an enormous career shift that BTS stars and fans have never seen. No member of BTS has ever served as a military official. Because it is BTS - the largest and bestselling music in the world - no one expects them to be in the military.
Previously, Jin was enjoying every single second of his life - with fame and money awaiting him everywhere. But now, things have changed drastically. In the camp, he will be sleeping in a room that is filled with 30 men. He will be going through tough military training where he will be taught how to handle heavy weapons and how to respond in wars.
The guy who was a hall of fame across the globe - and was loved everywhere in the world - will now be sleeping on the floor and mats. On top of that, he will be living in a room that is full of 30 military men. Likewise, he will also go through stubborn and critical military training throughout the initial session of the training. Needless to say, the BTS star will be sorely missed.