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K-Pop: G-Dragon is getting too many letters while on military service

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Fans of K-Pop boyband member G-Dragon have been asked to stop sending fan mail to the army base where he’s doing military service.

The camp where he is working has run out of paper because it’s had to print all the emails sent to the superstar, says his management company.

“G-Dragon is facing difficulties with fans sending too many letters to the unit,” said YG Entertainment.

K-Pop: G-Dragon is getting too many letters while on military service
K-Pop: G-Dragon is getting too many letters while on military service

“Please refrain from sending letters and we will appreciate it.”

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YG엔터테인먼트에서 지드래곤 팬 여러분께 긴급히 알립니다.지드래곤은 지난달 27일 대한민국 남성으로서 육군 현역 복무를 시작했습니다. 여러분들의 따뜻한 성원 속에 몸 건강히 훈련에 임하고 있습니다.다만 너무…

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In South Korea, all male citizens aged 18 to 35 have to carry out two years of military service.

G-Dragon, 29, who is a a member of Big Bang, enlisted in the army on 27 February and fans have been sending him letters of support ever since.

But it’s causing problems at the camp because other soldiers can’t get their letters.

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Image caption Big Bang performed in New York last summer

“Emails have to be printed out on paper to be distributed to the soldiers, but ink and A4 paper in the battalion have run out and G-Dragon feels sorry for his fellow soldiers there,” said YG Entertainment, according to a translation in The Korea Times.

“G-Dragon is thankful for his fans’ concern over his military duty. At the same time, he feels sorry he can’t read all the letters sent to him. But again, please consider the tricky situation.”

Some fans have been quick to respond saying G-Dragon’s privacy needs to be respected.

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Please fans respect Kwon Jiyong.

He enlists as Kwon Jiyong not as G DRAGON.

He want privacy. And please respect Korean military. They have a lot of to do.

They don’t have time to mind all that fans letters and call.

Please be a good fans for him.

😥😥😥😥 https://t.co/IyckgnwU6Y

— Sexy Boy – Riri ♡🐼 (@nariji21) March 10, 2018

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Being a supportive fan is great but GD isn’t the only one in his unit. It’s not fair to everyone else or GD with the huge influx of letters.

— Ivory Blue 🍀 (@Fiery_Abyss_) March 10, 2018

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This is why he wanted to enlist privately and the letters are meant as a communication for his family and friends, I hope fans knows their boundaries and not send as it’s affecting his stay in the army. Respect his privacy people. pic.twitter.com/NZhobowki5

— only bigbang (@gemyonchy) March 10, 2018

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