May 31, 2021, was SHINee Taemin enlistment date for his mandatory military service, shortly after the release of Advice. Even though he previously asked for a private enlistment, apparently, fans just didn’t have the heart sending off SHINee baby maknae alone on his own.
Why do I feel like Taemin purposely released Advice this month because He knows he will enlist soon?! So we can atleast have his last comeback before his enlistment. Or am I just 🤡🤡🤡— Jadeu ibnida 🍑 // MINGI IS BACK!!! (@jadeuibnida) May 31, 2021
Big Crowd of Fans on SHINee Taemin Enlistment
SHINee Taemin enlistment is the last of SHINee’s mandatory military services. SHINee’s older members, Onew, Key, and Minho, have already completed their enlistment in 2018 and 2019 and were discharged in 2020.
Previously, SM Entertainment stated that SHINee Taemin wanted to depart for his military enlistment privately. Reports also mentioned that Taemin’s enlistment time and location would be confidential to respect the decision from the SHINee baby maknae himself and the ongoing pandemic.
However, not long after 2 PM KST on May 31, various media started circulating pictures of him with bodyguards and a big crowd of fans.
SHINee Taemin entered the Korea Army Training Center in Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province, and will serve in the military band after receiving basic military training.
How did taemin’s enlistment location and time become public knowledge? SM literally said he wanted privacy???? I think among sm idols, his is the only enlistment where his privacy is violated (someone pls correct me of i’m wrong)…. and in a pandemic no less!!— Tiane²⁶ (@doiestar) May 31, 2021
I’m so bothered with the photos and videos shared of Taemin’s enlistment. We sent our boyz in a quite respectful way. Why this now, esp with a pandemic? I see more of solo stans but maybe the shawols are changing for the worse? Are we doing things that we hate to see in others?— @BlingerForever💙💙💙💙💙 (@ozkelebek1) May 31, 2021
Supports from the Hyungs for the SHINee Baby Maknae
On SHINee Taemin enlistment date, his hyungs uploaded posts on Instagram to send him off and cheer for their baby maknae.
Additionally, SHINee Key posted a photo of SHINee members surrounding Taemin, wearing a beanie over his shaved head. SHINee Key said in his post, “Return safely.”
At the same time, his other hyung, SHINee Minho, uploaded a photo of himself with Taemin. The photo was taken inside the car on the way to the military training center. In addition to the picture, Minho said on his Instagram post, “I’m always on your side,” in English, and “Taemin, return safely and in good health. I’m always on your side. I support you and love you.”
Supports from Shawols—SHINee World, official SHINee fans—for Taemin Military Service Enlistment
On the department day of Taemin Military Service, fans were cheering and tweeting their support for the singer. Even more, some fans already said they miss him already and can’t wait for his return.
i’m gonna miss you so much taemin. i hope this enlistment will give you new strength and inspiration. we will just be here when you come back. eat well and stay healthy, maknae. ❤ https://t.co/bdxIAtHNbO— reign ♟ (OJKMT)🌹🌙 (@aeggicheeze) May 31, 2021
your hyungs used to walk & drive you to school and now they’re walking & driving you through the gates of your military enlistment..— HyeJin Kang 강혜진 (@HyeJinKang7) May 31, 2021
I’m so proud of you, baby cheese!
how our dangerous maknae has grown!
see you in 2 years, minty..
goodbye for now..
I’ll miss you, Taemin!!! 🥺 pic.twitter.com/gNTqiBm2Be
SHINee Taemin military discharge date will be around November 2022. Good luck with your training, Taemin! And please return safely. We’ll always be here waiting for you.
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