March 26, 2014 10:13 am -

Male students in N. Korea are being ordered to get the same haircut as their “dear leader.

Taking the ‘short back and sides’ to the extreme, the Dear Leader is a shaved undercut and floppy curtains.

The hairstyle, popular among western-boybands in the mid-1990s and certain male stars of British reality TV-show The Only Way Is Essex, is less favoured in North Korea.

According to local media, the style is more commonly associated with Chinese smugglers, rather than the nation’s leader…

Men should keep their hair shorter than two inches and have it cut every 15 days.

Older men have a bit more leeway – they are allowed to grow their hair up to three inches before they must make a trip to the barbers for a trim.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.