Actor Lee Joon has officially confirmed his military enlistment date. Many netizens are shocked by this unexpected notice.
On the afternoon of August 1st, the actor uploaded a picture of his military duty notice on his personal Instagram account, with a short caption that read “I’ll come back safely.”
According to the notice, the actor is expected to enlist this October 24th.
Lee Joon gained much popularity after his appearance in the KBS 2TV weekend drama, ‘My Father is Strange’. Even then, the actor had made his intentions for joining the army clear. His devotion has received much praise among netizens, who have been leaving comments like ‘he’s so cool’ and ‘I have a more favorable impression of him now’.
Military enlistment continues to be a tough issue for male celebrities, and remains a topic that is not widely shared with the public. Therefore, the actor’s decision to come forth and share his enlistment date is a surprising and daring move. His decision is bound to influence other male celebrities who still have military service ahead of them.
The actor is expected to serve for 21 months starting October 24th.
by Choi Yi-jung
Translated by Janet Kang