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North Korean Male Students Now Required to Have “Dear Leader” Haircut

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Mail Online is reporting that male students in North Korea are now required to have the same haircut.

According to the report, the only haircut allowed will be the “Dear Leader” style. That’s the one Kim Jong-un has. It’s similar to the style certain boy band members had in the 1990s with shaved sides and “floppy curtains”, as the report mentions.

But apparently not everyone is happy about this. It was once referred to as the “Chinese smuggler haircut”, as the report mentions.

“Our leader’s haircut is very particular, if you will,” a source reportedly told Radio Free Asia. “It doesn’t always go with everyone since everyone has different face and head shapes.”

No kidding? A one-size-fits-all government mandate doesn’t work out for everyone? Perhaps the new hairstyle rules should be called “Common Cut.”

Meanwhile, for a bit more madness, consider that North Korean State television reportedly launched a five-part series called “Let us trim our hair in accordance with Socialist lifestyle” back in 2005. Hidden cameras were sent out to catch “rebel” citizens who didn’t obey the previous hairstyle code. Violators were named and shamed and the program even went so far as to claim that long hair robbed the brain of energy, as noted in the report.

But don’t worry. All those radicals who oppose big government are just too ignorant to understand its benefits. After all, what could go wrong with placing too much power in the hands of politicians?