Lee Ja Yeon, the president of the Korea Singers Association, asked BTS to reconsider their group hiatus.
Earlier, BTS announced that they’re going on an indefinite hiatus to focus on their solo works. When panic came across the fans, Big Hit further explained, “It just means that the BTS is suspending their group activities. It doesn’t mean that they’re disbanding.”
Regarding BTS’ hiatus, Lee Ja Yeon responded, “I am worried that the BTS craze, which holds the strongest culture ‘soft’ power in Korea and in the world, will vanish. Just as it is not easy to create the second Beatles, it’s also difficult to expect the second BTS. So I am concerned that the Korean wave will stop here.”
“I’m sure it’s a decision they made after much consideration, but couldn’t they please reconsider their choice for the sake of the K-pop scene?” she added. “IF BTS disappears, then ARMY, the evangelists of the Korean Wave, will also disappear. That means neither Korean Wave tourism nor cultural powerhouse can be expected,”
She concluded, “I earnestly ask the National Assembly and the government to pay close attention so that the Hallyu boom can continue to spread and to actively review the revision of the Military Service Act so that BTS can continue to promote.”