India is not the only one country, which is on a ‘banning spree’. Trust us, banning beef, cuss words, ‘Lesbian’, books, paintings and films is not as crazy or as silly as banning blue jeans, spiked hair or even small breasts!
Check out some of the craziest things that have been banned across the world.
1.Don’t be so ‘Blue’ North Korea. They’re just Jeans
Black, yellow, pink, any colour of jeans are cool except blue . It’s been years since blue jeans have been banned in North Korea for the simple reason that they are considered a symbol of US imperialism. Sorry Kim Jong-un, we guess blue is not in your jeans.
2. House of Parliament is Not to Die for in Britain
Death comes without any warning. But still try not to die in the British House of Commons or House of Lords. That’s because there is a law prohibiting anyone from dying in Parliament! The reason being, whoever dies is technically entitled to a state funeral. And according to BBC News, it has topped a survey of Britain’s most absurd legislations. RIP!
3. Small Boobs, Big Problem in Australia
The Australian Government has ‘sort of’ banned women with small breasts in adult films. Though the Australian Censorship Board goes on to explain that while there is no ban formal ban on small breasts, women with small boobs, who may look underage (below 18) are ‘discouraged’ from participating in adult films, reports The Inquisitr. Do we hear those with a ‘petite’ fetish going Grrrr...?
4. Hair This: No Spikes and Ponytails for Iranian Men
In 2010, the Culture Ministry of Iran published a hair guide for men. The Striclty Do Nots include ponytails, spike and mullets! But Iranian boys, don’t frown, you’re still allowed to apply gel... :)
5. What’s In A Name? Ask Denmark
If you’re planning to name your child North West or even Harper Seven Beckham, be prepared for a rejection by the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs and the Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs in Denmark. The Danes take baby names very seriously. No kidding. People can only choose from a pre-approved list of some 7,000 names given by the government, according to the NYTimes. Now, you know what to expect while expecting.
6. No Entry for Claire Danes in the Philippines
In the late 90’s, actress Claire Danes managed to piss off Manila. Danes gave series of interviews trashing the Filipino capital when she was there on a film shoot. Since then, Phillipines has barred the actress from entering Manila, and banned her films form its theatres. According to an article published in 2014 in the NewStatesman Magazine, the ban continues even today. For Danes, best to stay at the Homeland.
7. No Recorded Gaana Bajaana, Ballet or Opera in Turkmenistan
Imagine an Indian wedding minus that loud pre-recorded dhinchik-dhinchuk music playing off pen drives. Believe it or not, in 2005, the then Turkmenistan President Saparmurat Niyazov has banned the playing of recorded music at all public events. He even banned opera and ballet. But why? Well, to preserve Turkmen culture. Sorry, not music to our ears.
8. No ‘Gum’ in Singapore
In 1992, Singapore banned the import and sale of chewing gum making it highly difficult for people to pursue the habit of ‘gum-chewing’. If you can’t chew it, you can spit it, or stick it under a public bench. So, to keep Singapore clean, came the ban. You can buy gum there with a valid medical prescription.