Once in a while, you see a haircut that you find too ridiculous to even comprehend.
But you remember, this is the United States, and as stupid as that person’s haircut may look, they have the right to have it.
This is not the case in North Korea, where an individual’s haircut is decided on by the government.
Reporter Mika Mäkeläinen visited Pyongyang on Saturday for the birthday of the country’s founding father, Kim Il Sung.
“North Korean men can choose between 15 approved haircut styles. I had the most popular one — and it’s not like Kim Jong Un,” Mäkeläinen tweeted along with a picture hanging on the wall displaying the approved cuts.
— Mika Mäkeläinen (@Mikareport) April 14, 2017
Mäkeläinen tweeted, “Equality in North Korea: Both sexes have 15 approved haircut models. You can forget about dyeing your hair though.”
— Mika Mäkeläinen (@Mikareport) April 16, 2017
Other media outlets have dismissed the notion that these are the only approved hairstyles in North Korea. Regardless, it is still funny none the less and the North Korean government’s hatred of anything Western would lead one to believe that this is true.
In the end, Mäkeläinen had the last laugh, when he said that he had to politely turn down getting the same haircut as North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.
The next time you head to your barber, ask for the Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, or if you are feeling especially bold, the Hillary Clinton.