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South Korea Passes Law to Allow BTS to Delay Military Service Until Age 30


South Korea passed a new law that would let BTS and other world-renowned K-pop artists postpone their mandatory military service until the age of 30.

On Tuesday, the South Korean parliament passed an amendment to the Military Service Act, officially granting exceptions for global celebrities who help uplift the country’s economy and cultural status, Reuters reported.

Senegalese Singer to Debut in New K-Pop Group Black Swan

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K-pop fans are buzzing over a Senegalese singer set to debut as one of the members of the new girl group Black Swan.

About the group: Black Swan, also known as B.S., which is a rebranded version of RaNia, was first unveiled in July with its five members Hyeme (Kim Hye Mi), Youngheun (Go Young Heun), Leia (Ayumi Larissa), Judy (Kim Da Hye) and Fatou (Fatou Samba). 

Florida Politician Thinks K-Pop is ‘Foreign Propaganda’ and BTS Means ‘Big Time Socialists’


A conservative politician in Florida is making headlines after claiming K-pop is “foreign propaganda” and that the meaning of BTS is “Big Time Socialists.”

K.W. Miller, who is running for Congress in Florida, tweeted that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC), who serves as the representative for New York’s 14th District, conspired with “KPOP agents” to sabotage Trump’s rally, according to AllKpop.

BLACKPINK Sets 5 New World Records for ‘How You Like That’


South Korean pop group BLACKPINK has set several new Guinness World Records for their recently released single “How You Like That.”

The new music video, which garnered more than 86.3 million views when it was first released on June 26, set the new record for “Most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours,” “Most viewed music video on YouTube in 24 hours” and “Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group,” according to Guinness World Records.

K-Pop Fans Troll Dallas Police App With Videos to Protect Black Lives Matter Protesters

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The Dallas Police Department’s mobile app iWatch Dallas crashed due to a flood of video submissions from K-pop fans as a way to protect the identities of the Black Lives Matter protesters.

The online protest began after Twitter user @7soulsmap shared a screenshot of the Dallas PD post asking its citizens to send “video of illegal activity” from the Black Lives Matter protest on Sunday, according to Buzzfeed News.