North Korean leader Kim Jong-un labels K-pop a 'vicious cancer'


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Kim Jong-un is imposing harsher penalties on citizens who are consuming South Korean movies, K-dramas and K-pop videos. Photo: Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has labelled K-Pop as a "vicious cancer" that is corrupting the youth of the country he leads. As a result, he is imposing harsher penalties on citizens who are consuming South Korean movies, K-dramas and K-pop videos.

The New York Times detailed the secretive anti-K-pop campaign that came to light through leaked internal documents from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The news was originally reported by the Seoul-based news source Daily NK.

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