North Korea’s renowned leader, Kim Jong-un, has announced that skinny jeans and ripped denim are officially cancelled. No, really… he legitimately banned them in the country!
Deemed as symbols of a ‘capitalistic lifestyle’, the fashion items are considered illegal in order to prevent North Korea from falling ‘like a damp wall’.
The country’s official newspaper shared, ‘History teaches us a crucial lesson that a country can become vulnerable and eventually collapse like a damp wall regardless of its economic and defense power if we do not hold on to our own lifestyle’.
The newspaper added that citizens ‘must be wary of even the slightest sign of the capitalistic lifestyle and fight to get rid of them’.
Outside of denim garments, Jong-un has also prohibited branded T-shirts, lip piercings, and hairstyles such as mullets and dyed looks.