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Kim Jong-Un Bans Skinny Jeans, Mullets For Promoting ‘Capitalistic Culture’

North Korea is cracking down on symbols of a “capitalistic lifestyle” with its recent ban on body piercings, mullets and skinny jeans. 

Stopping capitalism: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un implemented the ban following a warning from the state-run newspaper, Rodong Sinmum, that “capitalistic culture” is taking over the country and must be stopped, according to Yonhap News.

How Comedian Simmone Park Struggled With Not Wanting to Be White, Being Accepted as an Asian

Simmone Park, like many Asians around the world, struggled with coming to terms with her dual identity as a North Korean Canadian woman.

As a speaker and standup comedian, Park had an honest and vulnerable conversation with NextShark where she opened up about her journey of overcoming racism as a child. This eventually manifested itself as internalized racism in her adult years.

Who is Kim Yo-jong and Why is Twitter Suddenly Obsessed With Her?

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Many people online have suddenly developed a fascination Kim Jong-un’s 32-year-old sister, Kim Yo-jong, as rumors circulate about the North Korean leader’s health after a reported heart operation.

Unverified reports of Kim Jong-un’s health started to surface when he failed to appear at the hermit country’s important “Day of the Sun” holiday which celebrates the birthday of his grandfather Kim Il-sung, the founder and the first dictator of Communist North Korea, on April 15, according to Fox News.

South Korean Official Says Kim Jong Un is ‘Alive and Well’

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Multiple reports claimed that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is either in a vegetative state or has passed away, but South Korean presidential adviser Moon Chung-in said Kim was “alive and well.”

Rumors of Kim Jong Un’s death circulated following a viral social media post from HKSTV Hong Kong Satellite Television Vice director Shijian Xingzou that cited a “very solid source.” Shijian’s post reportedly gained traction on Weibo, where she has over 15 million followers, reports International Business Times.

Donald Trump Gives Kim Jong-Un a Pass on Otto Warmbier’s D‌e‌at‌h

President Donald Trump has changed his position on Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was imp‌‌rison‌ed in North Korea in 2016 for all‌eg‌edl‌y st‌eal‌ing a propaganda poster.

In a statement on Thursday during his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Trump said: “He (Kim) tells me that he didn’t know about it and I will take him at his word.”