N.Korea required to get Kim Jong-Un haircut

#1 Posted by GamingGod999 (2907 posts) -

Haven't these people suffered enough?

Male university students in North Korea are now required to get the same haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un, it is reported.

The state-sanctioned guideline was introduced in the capital Pyongyang about two weeks ago, Radio Free Asia reports. It is now being rolled out across the country - although some people have expressed reservations about getting the look.

"Our leader's haircut is very particular, if you will," one source tells Radio Free Asia. "It doesn't always go with everyone since everyone has different face and head shapes." Meanwhile, a North Korean now living in China says the look is actually unpopular at home because people think it resembles Chinese smugglers. "Until the mid-2000s, we called it the 'Chinese smuggler haircut'," the Korea Times reports.

It seems that haircuts have been state-approved in North Korea for some time - until now people were reportedly only allowed to choose from 18 styles for women and 10 for men. Earlier, North Korea's state TV launched a campaign against long hair, called "Let us trim our hair in accordance with the Socialist lifestyle".

However, there are conflicting reports over the haircut mandate, with the NK News website reporting that recent visitors to Pyongyang did not notice a change in hair styles.

Late leader Kim Jong-il, who ruled North Korea for 17 years, sported a bouffant hairstyle, reportedly in order to look taller.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story said, according to reports, the haircut guideline applied to men rather than university students.

#2 Posted by Kevlar101 (5977 posts) -

So America really is a free country

#3 Posted by wis3boi (30923 posts) -

Un hair is best hair for best korea

#4 Edited by chaplainDMK (6650 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

Un hair is best hair for best korea

Un hair is best hair for all Korea

#5 Posted by airshocker (28347 posts) -

Hahahahaha.

#6 Edited by Trender_man (135 posts) -

what happens if you're bald

#7 Posted by Korvus (2472 posts) -

Guess someone is trying to blend in with the general population =P

#8 Posted by lamprey263 (22460 posts) -

but, but... that haircut just wouldn't look as good if you have a neck

#9 Posted by one_plum (6305 posts) -

Maybe they should also feed them to match his body type as well.

#10 Edited by Master_Live (13665 posts) -

This is hilarious.

#11 Posted by Boddicker (2287 posts) -

Wow...........

I don't even know what to say.

#12 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (14276 posts) -

what happens if you're bald

I imagine in that case, you're screwed.

#13 Posted by comp_atkins (31109 posts) -
#14 Posted by Skyz_ (56 posts) -

Just had a look at the other 28 approved hairstyles, wow... :/

#15 Posted by Kage1 (6727 posts) -

So they have to get a haircut like Moe from the Three stooges?

#16 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (14276 posts) -

@Kage1 said:

So they have to get a haircut like Moe from the Three stooges?

I'm more of a fan of the Larry Fine look myself...

#17 Posted by SaintLeonidas (25728 posts) -

Fuck that, I'd choose the bloody labor camps.

#18 Posted by Dogswithguns (10670 posts) -

Fuck that, I'd choose the bloody labor camps.

That's pretty hardcore.. LOL

#19 Posted by megagene (22976 posts) -

Awesome. Why wouldn't you want to look like a dreamboat?

#20 Edited by Hallenbeck77 (14276 posts) -

@megagene said:

Awesome. Why wouldn't you want to look like a dreamboat?

#21 Posted by megagene (22976 posts) -

@megagene said:

Awesome. Why wouldn't you want to look like a dreamboat?

"Ladies, your dreamboat has docked!"

*SWOON*

#22 Edited by foxhound_fox (86981 posts) -

what happens if you're bald

Death penalty.

#23 Posted by ssvegeta555 (2260 posts) -

what happens if you're bald

*Metal Gear Alert sound* Perhaps we supply N. Korea with a generous donation of Rogaine to help facilitate this mandate for these unfortunate souls. But this could be our chance to infiltrate their ranks. These rogaine suppliers will also be undercover spies! @_@

#24 Posted by harry_james_pot (10166 posts) -

Oh wow, this is insane! :D