Salon Ad Ridicules Kim Jong-Un's Haircut, Manager Visited By Irate North Korean Officials

This is in England, by the way.

When London hair salon manager Mo Nabbach put a sign in his window reading "Bad Hair Day?" accompanied by an image of North Korea's child ruler Joffrey Baratheon Kim Jong-un, he didn't expect to spark an international situation. But the poster soon drew a pair of very unexpected visitors, and, as the Guardian reported, they weren't looking for haircuts.

"The day after it went up, two Asian-looking guys wearing suits turned up," Nabbach, who runs South Ealing's M&M Hair Academy, told the Guardian. "One was taking pictures and the other taking notes. I said to my client at the time, 'I think they are North Korean officials.'"

The pair allegedly told him to remove the poster, which they described as disrespectful to their immortal overlord leader. But Nabbach said that he frequently used pictures of celebrities in promotions (the poster advertised a 15-percent off offer), including Lady Diana.

"I told them: 'Listen, this is not North Korea. This is England," said Nabbach.

FacebookBarber Karim Nabbach designed the offending poster.

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The poster was designed by Nabbach's son, Karim, who hoped the humor and edginess factor would draw customers. Ironically, viral (if unreliable) reports have emerged that it's now compulsory for North Korean men to wear their hair like Kim Jong-un, although the Korean Times claims some have compared the 'do to that of a "Chinese smuggler."

Police sources traced Nabbach's visitors back to the North Korean embassy, which is just a 10-minute walk from Nabbach's salon, although the manager said the two never actually identified themselves as embassy officials. A spokesman at the embassy declined to comment on the story.

So will Nabbach start offering a special on cuts resembling that of the demigod style icon socially awkward dictator. Probably not.

"Perhaps if David Beckham wore it," his son told the Guardian. "But I don't really see it catching on, to be honest."

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dal

Yeah that hair cut ranks right up there with the mullet.

May 02 2014 at 7:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dedndogyrs

I wonder what would have happened if they had tried to pull that in Texas.

April 17 2014 at 8:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bammm

A N. Korean barber might be executed by this Ad.

April 17 2014 at 7:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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baldinia

He might be executed for having the ad, not by the ad itself.

April 25 2014 at 10:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ferrellfarmer

Here is the thing you can`t do that to a little tyrant that has no sense of humor.

April 17 2014 at 7:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rosebud

They are in HIS country ,and want to dictate what he can do there ? Pity they don't have stand your ground law there ,

April 17 2014 at 6:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jsinvent

Too bad England has gun control laws or they wouldn't have showed up to threaten him if they know he could defend himself.

April 17 2014 at 6:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
harleygoeswild

David Letterman used to make comments about how a Leader of a country would have such a bad Barber let alone his attire. (he was right) Even a leader of a country in a comic book looks better than Kim Dogdung

April 17 2014 at 6:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mchris1542

give him a crew cut

April 17 2014 at 5:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
belpugs1

His buddy Dennis rodman could give him some fasion tips

April 17 2014 at 5:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rod

This guy 's hair cut is as bad as the way he treats his people - it is just an ad folks !

April 17 2014 at 5:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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