“Now, of course, there is no utopia,” says the leader of the band. “There is a light side and a dark side. Our way of thinking is that everything we do, and our very existence, is contributing to the hope of leaving behind this xenophobia, these negative things. We have energy and strength, the world is not always bad.” You could also be interested in: YG Entertainment confirms BLACKPINK’s comeback for the second half of the year. “Yes, there is xenophobia, but there are also many people who support us, the people who support us are more. The fact that we have achieved a number 1 on Billbaord is very significant in itself.” Unlike groups from other countries, BTS has a problem: mandatory military service in South Korea before their 28th birthday. They insist on fulfilling that obligation, despite being offered suspension. “A pop culture artist who was recommended by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism to greatly enhance Korea’s image within the nation and around the world” could wait up to 30 years to serve. That was the justification for Jin’s wait, for example. “I think the country told me: ‘You are doing well and we are going to give you a little more time,'” says Jin.
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The idol continued, “It is an important duty for our country. So I feel like I will try to work as hard as I can and do everything I can until they call me.” The magazine extols BTS as one of the best things in pop culture right now. Now, they will continue the legacy. The next step is coming. The single “Butter” available on May 21.
BTS’ magical levels of charisma, their genre-defying, sleek-but-personal music — every bit of it feels like a visitation from some brighter, more hopeful timeline. #BTSxRollingStonehttps://t.co/rkUpBaNGpG pic.twitter.com/e98BE70nRC— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) May 13, 2021