Kim Jong Un-Sarcastic: North Korea Forbids Sarcasm Against Regime

Government officials forbade usage of sarcastic expression like “This is all America’s fault” in North Korea.

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Kim Jong-Un, Supreme Leader of North Korea. (Photo: Reuters)

After dictating hairstyles for men, the North Korean government has now strictly forbidden discontented citizens from employing sarcasm to criticise Kim Jong Un’s regime, The Independent reported.

A source in Jagan Province told Radio Free Asia’s Korean Service:

One state security official personally organised a meeting to alert local residents to potential ‘hostile actions’ by internal rebellious elements. “he main point of the lecture was ‘Keep your mouths shut’.

Commonly used sarcastic expressions (technically praising the government) such as, “This is all America’s fault” entailing from the Supreme Leader’s habit of pinning all blames on other countries, or “A fool who cannot see the outside world” referring to the Kim Jong’s isolationist approach, have been banned by the government officials, who fear that people only agree with the regime ironically.

According to regional media reports, as the dissent among people have been on the rise, graffiti mocking the regime too have appeared twice in recent weeks.

(Source: The Independent)

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