North Korea propaganda is always good for a joke.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s distinctive hairstyle is the ‘do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to get a buzz just like it. But it appears the barbers of Pyongyang aren’t exactly sharpening their scissors.
Recent visitors to the country say they’ve seen no evidence of any mass haircutting. North Korea watchers smell another imaginative but uncorroborated rumor.
Radio Free Asia was one of the sources who propagated the rumor but cited only unnamed sources for an unwritten directive from somewhere within the ruling Workers’ Party. Oh, very convincing. Silly stories out of North Korea are a thing… Unicorns, relatives fed to dogs, etc. – because the real stories are kooky too. It’s hard to tell what to believe.