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N. Korea officials 'target London salon over Kim haircut ad'

Published on Apr 15, 2014 10:14 PM
 
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the Supreme People's Assembly in Pyongyang, in this still image taken from video released by Kyodo on April 9, 2014. British police said on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, they had intervened after North Korean embassy officials reportedly told a London hairdresser to take down a discount haircuts advert featuring leader Kim Jong Un. -- FILE PHOTO: RE

LONDON (AFP) - British police said on Tuesday they had intervened after North Korean embassy officials reportedly told a London hairdresser to take down a discount haircuts advert featuring leader Kim Jong Un.

Mr Mo Nabbach told the London Evening Standard newspaper that two officials from the Stalinist state’s mission took pictures of the M&M Hair Academy in Ealing, west London.

They then ordered him to remove the "disrespectful" poster, he said.

The poster featured a large picture of Mr Kim’s distinctive short-back-and-sides hairdo with the slogan: read: "Bad hair day? 15 percent off all gent cuts through the month of April."

 
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