Lee Min-ho to enlist as public service worker

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : May 20, 2016, 11:01 | Updated : May 20, 2016, 11:01

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Lee Min-ho, a South Korean actor who has a strong base of fans all over Asia, is allocated as non-active duty public service worker by the South Korean military.

As most of the South Korean men do, Lee Min-ho is not free from mandatory military service. Rumors that the actor will soon be enlisting in his service surfaced recently, and the nation's Military Manpower Administration allocated Lee Min-ho as a public service worker.

Unlike the majority of men who serve their mandatory service in the army, public service workers are assigned to public health centers, regional offices, and other government offices to provide aid to public services. In most cases, people who have minor disabilities or not fit enough for active duty in the army are allocated as public service workers.

However, upon the announcement of the actor's allocation, many men expressed anger. People criticized that Lee Min-ho with such physical shape should serve his mandatory service in the army, not as a public service worker,

But MYM Entertainment, Lee Min-ho's agency released a statement about the reason for the actor's allocation. "The actor has metal screws put into his legs from a car accident I 2006." the agency said. Lee Min-ho had previously mentioned about his injuries during an interview with KBS, "If you look closely, I do not use my leg with the screws much. Whenever I have put my weight on a leg, or kneel, I use the other leg." The agency did not release other details of Lee Min-ho's mandatory service.

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