BTS Jin Welcomes J-Hope Into Army, ‘I’m A Soldier So Don’t Try To Make Eye Contact With Me’ KpopNews.com
The oldest member of BTS, Jin, who serves in the military, welcomed J-Hope as the second member to sign up.
On February 26th, Jin commented “Welcome…” under J-Hope on Weverse, the BTS fan community.
replied J-Hope “Tada… Have a nice weekend… Thanks for the call…”. In response, Jin jokingly said: “ㅋㅋㅋㅋJ-Hopeㅋㅋㅋㅋ”, add to “I’ll be a soldier soon. If we pass each other, don’t try to make eye contact with me. I am a soldier and you are a prospective soldier ㅋㅋㅋㅋ”.
When J-Hope sent a greeting emoticon, Jin continued to tease his brother and said “To form the salute angle, your wrist and forearm should be held in a straight line at a 45 degree angle to the ground, your arm should be held between 30 and 45 degrees.” In response to Jin’s lesson on the greeting method, J-Hope said: “You really are a tiger helper”.
Earlier that same day, BTS agency Big Hit Music released an announcement on Weverse that said “We would like to inform our fans that J-Hope has initiated procedures to fulfill his mandatory military duty. He has completed his application for a deferral of enlistment and we will update you with further news regarding his military enlistment as soon as it is determined.add to “We ask for your heartfelt support and undying love until the day J-Hope fulfills his military duty and returns safely. We will continue to offer our artists our unwavering support and affection. THANKS.”
Meanwhile, the oldest member, Jin, enlisted as an active-duty soldier in December last year. He was assigned as an assistant at the army’s 5th Infantry Division training camp in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi-do.
Born in 1994, J-Hope was previously allowed to postpone his call-up to late 2023, when he turns 30, on the recommendation of the Minister for Culture, Sports and Tourism under the revised 2020 Military Service Act. He will become the second BTS member to enlist and carry out his military duties.