in what appears to be caging the people the more, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has banned skinny jeans, mullets hairstyle and other “non-socialist” haircuts, amid fears of ‘decadent’ Western influences among North Koreans youths.
The decision was made over concerns that the fashions would lead to capitalistic urges among the closed-off nation’s young people.
“We must be wary of even the slightest sign of the capitalistic lifestyle and fight to get rid of them,” Rodong Sinmun, an arm of the country’s ruling Worker’s Party wrote.
“History teaches us a crucial lesson that a country can become vulnerable and eventually collapse like a damp wall regardless of its economic and defense power if we do not hold on to our own lifestyle.”
According to the new the new law, North Koreans won’t be allowed to wear skinny jeans, ripped jeans, have nose or ear piercings or wear T-shirts with slogans. Also banned is Spikey and dyed hair has also been outlawed in the bizarre crackdown.
Under the new laws, men and women must only have one of the 15 alternative haircuts.
Pyongyang officials are cracking down on pop music following the success of South Korean K-pop bands such as BTS and Blackpink.
North Korea re-enacted a law in December that toughened punishment for people who were in possession of videos that were made in South Korea.
The law was reportedly re-enacted in a separate attempt to stop any influences of outside culture on the regime and its people.
One of the regime’s propaganda websites has compared pop music with “slavery” and said people are bound to “unbelievably unfair contracts”.