North Korea is reportedly ramping up its crackdown on western trends, which they call ‘capitalist’ fashion. As per reports, Kim Jong Un’s regime is also cracking down on women who wear tight-fitted/skinny jeans.
The source, who remains unnamed due to security reasons, said that people spotted wearing western styles with ‘capitalist flair’ are forced to wait on the side of the road until a youth patrol searches the area for other violators.
“The youth league’s patrols are cracking down on young people who wear long hair down to their waists, and those who dye their hair brown, as well as people who wear clothes with large foreign letters and women who wear tight pants,” the unnamed source told the non-profit news organisation.
The source said that when a person is stopped on the road for wearing foreign-styled clothers, he or she must contact someone at home to bring them acceptable clothes.
But despite the crackdown, the youth make their best efforts to look and dress like people in foreign films and TV, according to the source.
“Even though they have these kinds of crackdowns all the time, the young people do not stop trying to look and dress like people in foreign films and TV,” the source added.
It was over a year ago when North Korea first announced a crackdown on skinny jeans, piercings and certain hairstyles. It is now being reported that the Youth League has since doubled its efforts to find people imitating foreign fashion.