NORTH Korean embassy officials have reportedly confronted staff at a London hair salon over a poster mocking Kim Jong-Un’s haircut.
M&M Hair Academy in South Ealing advertised a special offer on haircuts with an image of the North Korean leader emblazoned with the question “Bad Hair Day?”.
The dictator sports a striking hairdo which is shaved around the sides, and longer on top.
Barber Karim Nabbach, 26, said that salon manager Mo Nabbach was confronted by two men claiming to be officials from the country, demanding to know his name.
Nabbach said: “We put up posters for an offer for men’s hair cuts through the month of April. “Obviously there has been this story that North Korean men are only allowed one haircut.
“We didn’t realise but the North Korean embassy is a 10 minute walk from the salon. The next day we had North Korean officials pop into the salon asking to speak to the manager.
“He said ‘listen this isn’t North Korea, this is England, we live in a democracy so I’m afraid you’re going to have to get out of my salon’.”
The manager later reported the visit to police, and the embassy also contacted officers.
Nabbach added: “He (Mo) went to Ealing police station afterwards to file a report just in case anything happened to the salon overnight. Apparently they went to the police as well.
“We haven’t had any trouble since then, if anything the poster has become a tourist attraction. It was just something that had been in the news, and the North Korean officials didn’t even have the haircut.
“We always put up little offers in the window, it’s harmless. We were just making light of a bad situation in North Korea.”
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “We have spoken to all parties involved and no offence has been disclosed.”