A headshot recently of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un displaying his distinctive coiffure — shaved sides, voluminous locks and Nineties boyband centre-parting — was used as an advert for cuts at South Ealing’s M&M Hair Academy. (Standard)
Not a joke.
North Korea is protesting a London hair salon’s advertisement implying the young dictator has a bad hairstyle.
North Korea has written an official letter of complaint to Britain over a London hair salon’s advert implying leader Kim Jong-Un has a bad hairstyle, the Foreign Office confirmed Thursday.
The Stalinist state has failed to see the funny side of a discount haircuts advert featuring Kim at the M&M Hair Academy in Ealing, west London.
The poster featured a large picture of Kim with his distinctive short-back-and-sides hairdo and the slogan: “Bad hair day? 15 percent off all gent cuts through the month of April.”
British police intervened after North Korean embassy officials paid a visit to the salon and told hairdresser Mo Nabbach to take down the “disrespectful” poster from the window.
Besides turning up in person, the North Korean embassy in London has also written to the Foreign Office demanding action.
According to media reports, North Korean men are ordered to get Kim Jong Un-style haircuts late last month.