Yoo Ah-In is the 3rd celebrity in the past month that has found out they have cancer and has been excused from 2 years of military service.
Over in Korea, the recent annoucements of Kim Woobin, Seo In Guk, and Yoo Ah-In being removed from military service because of their health is being welcomed not with grief for their illnesses, but with anger and suspicion.
*disclaimer, i am simply sharing what i have found starting from this article. i am not trying to say that these people are not suffering and do not deserve pity. i just had no idea this was even an issue with korean fans and thought other international fans would be interested too*
Average Korean citizens are upset because it always seems that the healthy, wealthy actors are the ones who are consistently excused from service.
These are people who are physically fit enough to do their own stunts, to work long hours into the night, and to travel the world, so its rather suspicious that their illnesses are only found when they are being forced to serve in the military - taking them away from their careers for 2 years.
This has happened a lot, such as with Mickey Yoochun's asthma making him unfit to serve, even though he was able to perform high-energy concerts constantly.