Worry has spread throughout the GOT7 fandom after it was discovered that member Bambam may be forced to enlist in the Thai military following a lottery draw.
The Thai conscription military enlistment is set for any male above the age of 21. Bambam, who has trained under JYP Entertainment since he was young, still must participate in this mandatory lottery.
On April 9th, the reported date of the draw, Bambam has to draw a black card in order to avoid service. However, he must serve for up to two years if he draws a red card.
One can be excluded from the lottery if there were enough volunteers from the person’s home province. This was the case for 2PM’s Nichkhun, but Bambam’s province did not have enough volunteers.
Bambam said all his hyungs picked black cards in lottery. Now his province doesn't have enough volunteers so he really asked to pray for him to pick black card 🙁
— ⚫️칠⚫️니 옆에 쏠라 (@igot_markedby7) March 30, 2018
A fan asked Bambam about the news and he only assured them with a reply, saying, “I really want it to be over with and I have everything planned out. Don’t worry.”
Fans started to share their support by putting black dots on their SNS profiles, in hopes that Bambam picks the black card.
Other members fansites showing support to Bambam 😭 ⚫⚫⚫ pic.twitter.com/SpjsIwWoYK
— ⚫ EyesOn🍑 (@peachfairyjy) March 31, 2018
JYP Entertainment has yet to comment about his potential upcoming enlistment.