Salon Owner Targeted by North Korea for Poster Making Fun of Jong-Un's Hair?

April 15, 2014 - 1:54 PM

A London hairdresser has reportedly been targeted by the North Korean embassy in the United Kingdom after putting a poster of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in his store window.

The sign has a large picture of Un and reads "Bad Hair Day?" the sign is being used to advertise a discount on men's haircuts.

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un: Good or Bad Hair Day? (AP Photo, File)

According to the store's owner, Mo Nabbach, two representatives from the North Korean embassy, arrived at the store and began taking pictures of the sign and jotting down notes.  They then insisted that Nabbach remove the sign calling it "disrespectful" to their leader.

Nabbach said that the two men were "...wearing grey suits and were very serious.  It was very threatening."

Both Nabbach and the North Korean Embassy contacted the police over the incident, however no one was arrested.

The advertisement in the window was intended to draw attention to Kim Jong Un's insanely hideous haircut, which has received worldwide attention in recent weeks after North Korea passed a law requiring all male university students to trim their hair in an identical fashion.

When contacted for information on the incident the North Korean embassy refused to confirm whether officials had any contact with the store's owner.

"We are not in a position to comment," said an embassy spokesman.

Of course, being unable to comment on anything is one of the hallmarks of modern North Korean society and it is therefore not surprising that the embassy chose this tactic.

Nabbach has told reporters that since the incident everything has gone back to normal.

"We haven't had any trouble since then," he said.

"If anything the poster has become a tourist attraction. It was just something that had been in the news and the North Korean officials didn't even have the haircut."