Kim Jong-un “Bans” One Direction Unless They Cut Hair in April Fools’ Mirror Story
Noting how the dictator recently ordered male students in North Korea to get the same haircut as him, the British tab quotes a source as saying, “It might not be a voluminous as Harry Styles’ famous curls but Jong-Un doesn’t want his men to look like Marilyn Monroe.” “There is no way One Direction will be allowed to play here without a trip to the barbers,” adds the paper’s source.
Additionally, the Mirror says, “To challenge 1D’s position as the world’s number one boyband, the despot will launch an X Factor-style competition show to find his own band – dubbed Un Direction,” and the band members will be “taught appropriate military style poptastic dance moves.”
Of course, the story is one big giant APRIL FOOL’S DAY joke! What’s a little scary, though, is that a few outlets actually regurgitated the story, without knowing or acknowledging the paper’s prank. Well played, Mirror.