South Korea’s Cytown Metaverse is holding a digital ballot and dialogue on the subject of giving the members of K-pop megagroup BTS a particular exemption from the nation’s obligatory army service.
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- Cytown opened a public ballot on the subject in Cy-agora, the digital discussion board on the metaverse platform on Wednesday. The ballot will final till Sept. 22.
- 52.78% of members have been in favor of giving the particular exemption to BTS, whereas 47.22% have been towards the thought as of 1 p.m. in South Korea on Wednesday.
- Cytown is a metaverse operated by South Korean software program developer Hancom and native social media service Cyworld Z that opened in July this yr.
- South Korea requires able-bodied male residents between the age of 18 and 28 to serve in its army, with the size of service starting from 18 to 21 months.
- In 2020, South Korea handed a invoice that allowed popular culture artists advisable by the cultural ministry to defer their service till the age of 30. The seven members of BTS are aged between 25 to 29 as of 2022.
- Distinguished athletes, classical and conventional artists and dancers who’ve made achievements in competitions acknowledged by the federal government such because the Olympics are given particular exemption by which they could participate in different service.
- The controversy in South Korea’s political sector surrounding the army responsibility of the members of BTS is an ongoing one.
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