Some countries give new meaning to the term “fashion police,” by dictating what their citizens wear with a strict dress code. One of which is North Korea.
Few hours ago, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, reportedly banned skinny jeans, mullets and piercings in a bid to keep the country free from Western fashion trends and influences among the nation youths.
The decision was made over concerns that the fashions would lead to capitalistic urges among the closed-off nation’s young people, Britain’s Daily Express reported.
Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North Korean government, published an article expressing concern about young North Koreans increasingly embracing Western fashion trends. “We must be wary of even the slightest sign of the capitalistic lifestyle and fight to get rid of them,” the article said.
According to the new dictate, North Koreans won’t be allowed to wear skinny jeans, ripped jeans, have nose or ear piercings or wear T-shirts with slogans, the Express reported. Spjkey and dyed hair have also been outlawed.
The document said the new fashion rules are part of the regime’s crackdown on “anti-socialist behavior.”
Also, the Kim regime has introduced stricter punishments for those found in possession of videos made in South Korea. The law was reportedly reenacted in a separate attempt to stop any influences of outside culture on the regime and its people.