The agency of BTS’ J-Hope asked fans not to send letters and gifts to him while he is fulfilling his military service.
J-Hope enlisted in the Army on April 18 and entered the 36th Infantry Division Recruit Training Center in Wonju, Gangwon Province in South Korea to fulfill his 18-month mandatory duty as a Korean male citizen.
BTS J-Hope (left) pours water on his face after undergoing CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) training in the military (Photo from The Camp)
He has completed his five weeks of basic military training and will be assigned to his own unit on May 24.
“Thank you to all the fans who always give all their love to BTS. Thanks to your kind consideration and support this past April, BTS member j-hope has entered the military and is now performing his duties responsibly at the training camp,” Big Hit Music said on May 23.
It added, “Thank you for showing your interest and support on the day he entered. Below is additional information for fans to keep note of throughout j-hope's military service period.”
“Please refrain from sending letters and gifts even after he has finished his military recruit training and gets stationed at his military base,” the agency said.
It explained that “if a large number of letters and gifts from the fans arrive at the center all at once, it would be difficult to store them and they could be easily lost.”
“We ask that you please refrain from sending anything by mail. BIGHIT MUSIC will assist in making sure j-hope is able to personally see any kind and warm messages fans leave on Weverse using the hashtag #Dear_jhope_from_ARMY,” Big Hit said.
It added, “We would also like to ask for your cooperation during j-hope’s recruit training graduation ceremony. In order to prevent any issues that might occur from crowding, we ask fans to please refrain from visiting the site. Instead, we ask you to keep your heartwarming words of support and farewell in your hearts.”
“We ask for your continued love and support for j-hope until he finishes his military service and comes back. Our company will also strive to provide every support he needs during this time,” it said.
J-Hope will be discharged from the Army on Oct. 17, 2024.