N. Korea protests to U.K. over hairdo ad


North Korea has written an official letter of complaint to Britain over a London hair salon’s poster implying leader Kim Jong Un has a bad hairstyle, the Foreign Office confirmed Thursday.

The poster was put up to advertise discount haircuts at the M&M Hair Academy in Ealing, west London. It featured a large picture of Kim with his distinctive short-back-and-sides hairdo and the slogan: “Bad hair day? 15 percent off all gent cuts through the month of April.”

British police intervened after North Korean Embassy officials paid a visit to the salon and demanded the “disrespectful” poster be taken down. The North’s embassy in London has also written to the Foreign Office demanding action.