Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Military Manpower Administration will now directly handle celebrity enlistment

The Military Manpower Administration will be responsible for the performance of domestic entertainers' military service from now on.

The MMA sent an official letter to a number of management companies in Korea earlier this month.

For the contents of the official letter, it is a request to cooperate and submit the list of the entertainers under the revision of the Military Service Law. 

Companies are required to complete and submit the personal information of their artists (any man born between January 1st, 1980 and December 31st, 1999), including the contracted trainees. Popular culture artists mentioned by the MMA are singers, actors, comedians, dancers, performers, DJs, models, voice actors, musical actors, performing artists, and other broadcasters.

This comes after netizen kept raising concerns online about celebrities enlisting too late and continuing with their entertainment activities.

[+1884, -76] Entertainers should be treated without favors. If you are in the army then you are like any other regular citizen.

[+1197, -22] There are also irregularities in the army service of other countries but Korea is the worst when it comes to corruption in military service.

[+1222, -50] Finally back to normal ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

[+1014, -25] Let's see if you get into military bands now ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

[+215, -5] Please let the MMA handle the kids of members of parliament too

[+161, -9] 90% of celebs serve in military bands or in public service 

[+172, -17] Are entertainers the only problem? What about the sons of politicians and businessmen? Manage them too

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