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North Korea: Male students 'ordered' to adopt Kim Jong-un haircut

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North Korea: Male students 'ordered' to adopt Kim Jong-un haircut

<p>The latest in a string of curious reports to emerge from North Korea suggests students have been instructed to adopt a ‘Dear Leader’ haircut in honour of Kim Jong-un.</p> <p>According to a <span class="caps">BBC</span> report, state-imposed sanctions have been introduced in the capital and are reportedly being enforced throughout the country.</p> <p>But not everyone is happy with the latest guidelines. “Our leader’s haircut is very particular, if you will. It doesn’t always go with everyone, since everyone has a different face and head shapes,” one source told Radio Free Asia.</p> <p>A North Korean currently living in China reportedly told the Korea Times the look is less than popular in his home state. “Until the mid-2000s, we called it the ‘Chinese smuggler haircut’,” they said.</p> <p>Haircuts seem to have been state-approved in North Korea for some time, with the launch of a recent ‘anti-long hair’ TV campaign called “Let us trim our hair in accordance with the Socialist lifestyle.”</p> <p>As usual with stories from North Korea, the latest reports have sparked interest worldwide.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kim Jong Un takes crazy to a whole new level. <a href="http://t.co/XWAWh3Bsoe">http://t.co/XWAWh3Bsoe</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/TIME"><code>TIME</a></p>&mdash; Lucky Yates (</code>luckyyates) <a href="https://twitter.com/luckyyates/statuses/448934518980743168">March 26, 2014</a></blockquote> <p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>All North Korean men ordered to sport Kim Jong Un's haircut <a href="http://t.co/BI6QV78ZXx">http://t.co/BI6QV78ZXx</a> *** But what if you're bald? ***</p>— Daryl Maksymec (@sidepix) <a href="https://twitter.com/sidepix/statuses/448899388257996800">March 26, 2014</a></blockquote> <p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kim Jong Un fired those two missiles into the ocean because fish refused to get his haircut.</p>— CC:Indecision (@indecision) <a href="https://twitter.com/indecision/statuses/448895081396056064">March 26, 2014</a></blockquote> <p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Surely not even Kim Jong Un wants a Kim Jong Un haircut?</p>— Andrea Mann (@AndreaMann) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndreaMann/statuses/448837111559778304">March 26, 2014</a></blockquote> <p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>