The South Korean government chooses BTS as this year’s recipients of an Order of Cultural Merit.

The government’s spokesman Kim Eui-gyeom announced that BTS has been chosen as the recipients at the cabinet meeting held on October 8.

“Acknowledging their accomplishments in introducing Korean culture to the world, Hwakwan Order of Cultural Merit will be presented to the seven members of BTS,” said Kim.

Previously, Bae Yong-joon received the Order of Merit in 2008.


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