​Kim Jong-Un Has Now Banned Mini Skirts In North Korea

Have you ever tried to tell the lass in your life what to wear? Told her how to dye her hair or that her skirt's too short? They really don't like it, and rightly so.

But when you're a powerful world leader, you're probably not scared of anything - so what's to stop you from issuing a bizarre new set of rules?

Kim Jong-Un has now banned women in North Korea from wearing short skirts, fishnet stockings, and floral-patterned tights, reports the Daily Mail.

He's also banned them from dyeing their hair lighter - a 'Western' trend.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Kim Jong-Un continues to make his nation as isolated as possible, also banning clothes with English words on them.

Women caught wearing skirts that are deemed too short - generally anything above the knee - will be issued with a £3 ($4) fine for 'anti-socialist behaviour'.

He's fighting against outside influences and trying to keep North Korea as he wants it. That's also meant that access to South Korean entertainment is outlawed.

North Koreans are not allowed to watch South Korean movies or TV shows, listen to their music, and dancing in the 'provocative' K-Pop style famed in South Korea is definitely not allowed.

It's all part of his war against capitalist influences.

Other anti-socialist acts include saying anything bad about his regime and owning a foreign phone.

A source told The Daily NK website: "Provocative dancing refers to copying the dance moves of South Korean K-pop idol groups, which has been spreading in Pyongyang. A lot of young people have been paying for dance lessons."

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Credit: PA

One researcher at a state-run think tank in South Korea said: "After Kim ordered officials in December of last year to wage war against anti-socialist developments, crackdowns have been bolstered.

"The North is using its state-run media to instil ideological discipline and is implementing monthly crackdowns on violators."

Dictating wardrobes and entertainment might not sound like anything too severe, but when you factor in North Korea's other oppressive rules, this hermit nation sounds like a scary place to be.

Although residents are technically allowed to vote in elections, Kim is the only name on the ballot papers. There are only three TV channels, your social standing dictates where you can live, and if you break the law, three generations of your family will be punished for it.

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Daisy Jackson

Daisy Jackson is a freelance writer, who has previously worked at Shortlist Media and Trinity Mirror. She has written about the Manchester terror attacks and appeared on BBC Five live to discuss the aftermath, as well as interviewing an orthopaedic surgeon in Syria.

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