The Biggest Name in K-Pop is About to Be Silenced for Almost 2 Years
K-Pop megastar G-Dragon is enlisting in South Korea’s mandatory military program on February 27, according to local media.
The BIGBANG leader and Chanel Ambassador will reportedly join the 3rd Infantry Division Recruit Training Center, also known as the “White Skull,” in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province.
According to AllKpop, actors Ji-chang Wook and Joo Won also entered the “White Skull” and participated in “rigorous training exercises.” The two are currently serving as instructors in the center.
For those who may not know, all able-bodied South Korean men are required to serve in the military for two years, The Korea Times noted. This is the result of the Korean War that ended in 1953 in a truce and not a peace treaty.
G-Dragon, whose birth name is Kwon Ji-yong, will undergo five weeks of basic training before receiving his military assignment, Soompi reported. He will serve until November 26, 2019.
The next BIGBANG member to join the military is Taeyang, enlisting on March 12.
Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.
Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.
However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.
We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community.
Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for everyone’s support. We love you all and can’t appreciate you guys enough.