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Kim Jong-un bans mullet hairstyles amid fears of ‘decadent’ Western influences

Kim Jong-un bans mullet hairstyles and skinny jeans amid fears of ‘decadent’ Western influences among young North Koreans

  • North Korea facing ‘invasion of capitalistic lifestyle’, state-run newspaper claims
  • Those who repeatedly flout strict laws on fashion will be sent to labour camps 
  • Banned looks include colourfully-dyed or spiked up hair, mullets and piercings

Kim Jong-un has banned mullet hairstyles and skinny jeans over fears that ‘decadent’ Western culture will influence young North Koreans.

The country will be ripped down ‘like a damp wall’ if more is not done to stop the ‘invasion of a capitalistic lifestyle’, a state-run newspaper claimed.

Those who repeatedly flout strict laws on fashion – including a ban on colourfully-dyed or spiked up hair and piercings – will be sent to labour camps under laws put in place by dictator Kim Jong-un in December.

Those who don mullets also face these impossibly harsh consequences.  

Kim Jong-un (pictured) has banned mullet hairstyles and skinny jeans over fears that ‘decadent’ Western culture will influence young North Koreans

The mullet hairstyle - which features a short cut at the front and a longer one at the back - became popular in the west last year, partly due to it being the cut of choice for Tiger King star Joe Exotic (pictured)

The mullet hairstyle – which features a short cut at the front and a longer one at the back – became popular in the west last year, partly due to it being the cut of choice for Tiger King star Joe Exotic (pictured)

The hairstyle – which features a short cut at the front and a longer one at the back – became popular in the west last year, partly due to it being the cut of choice for Tiger King star Joe Exotic. 

North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun – which is owned by the ruling Worker’s Party – wrote on Thursday: ‘History teaches us a crucial lesson that a country can become vulnerable and eventually collapse like a damp wall regardless of its economic and defence power if we do not hold on to our own lifestyle.’

It went on to say: ‘We must be wary of even the slightest sign of the capitalistic lifestyle and fight to get rid of them.’

The December crackdown also saw those in possession of popular South Korean videos facing tougher penalties, Metro reports.  

North Koreans can choose from between 15 approved hairstyles under the country’s laws, it has been claimed. 

Those who repeatedly flout strict laws on fashion - including wearing skinny jeans (pictured) - will be sent to labour camps under laws put in place by dictator Kim Jong-un in December

Those who repeatedly flout strict laws on fashion – including wearing skinny jeans (pictured) – will be sent to labour camps under laws put in place by dictator Kim Jong-un in December

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