No imitation for you! North Korea bans leather coats. Is Cuba about to ban beards?

No leather coat for you! Verboten!

There has been a lot socialist and communist idolatry in news from Cuba this week, due to the fifth anniversary of Fidel’s death.

Well, if you want to see leftist idolatry at work elsewhere, go to North Korea, where leather coats have been banned in order to prevent everyone from copying the fashion style of their dictator and “Highest Dignity” Kim Jong Un.

Yes, that’s right, copying the way the dictator dresses is now a crime in North Korea. So, don’t be surprised if communist Cuba bans beards in order to prevent anyone from imitating the deceased Maximum Leader.

This is how leftist dictatorships like to create a sense of the sacred around their tyrants, making it taboo for anyone to resemble the divine ruler, who can have no equals. Ever notice how few Russian men sported mustaches during Stalin’s rule? His cult of personality is the model for Fidel’s… and Mao’s in China, and the Kim dynasty in North Korea.

No beards for you! Prohibidas!

North Korea has now banned leather coats that copy the style of its leader Kim Jong Un in the latest crackdown of expression in the East Asian country.

Kim popularized the leather jacket in 2019, which was first worn by wealthy elites who could afford the expensive item. People in North Korea loved the look and started copying Kim. A military parade in North Korea also showcased high-ranking officials donning leather jackets, sparking further interest in the material.

Fake leather was soon imported so the jacket could be worn by people with less money, which frustrated Kim. Fashion police have now mobilized to confiscate the artificial leather jackets in markets and from “pleather” wearers.

According to The Hill, one source stated, “When these leather coats became popular, the law enforcement authorities went after the companies that made the coats that look too much like the Highest Dignity’s.”

Another source corroborated the other source’s statement, saying:

“The police respond to the complaints, saying that wearing clothes designed to look like the Highest Dignity’s is an ‘impure trend to challenge the authority of the Highest Dignity.’ They instructed the public not to wear leather coats, because it is part of the party’s directive to decide who can wear them.”