Why does this make me think of Michael Bloomberg?
Back in 2005, North Korean state TV launched a five part series entitled ‘Let us trim our hair in accordance with Socialist lifestyle’ with the aim of promoting short back and sides for its male population.
At the same time, a number of reports appeared in North Korean press and radio urging tidy hairstyles and appropriate clothing.
The TV show sent out teams with hidden cameras to catch ‘rebel’ North Koreans who were breaking the North Korean strict hairstyle code.
The makers of the program went so far as to name and shame those who had the audacity to get their hair cut differently.
The program even claimed there were health reasons not to grow long hair including the bizarre claim that long hair would rob the brain of energy.
Men should keep their hair shorter than five centimeters and have it cut every 15 days.