During recent months, Kim Jong Un and North Korean state media have been protesting against South Korean pop culture, including movies, K-dramas, and K-pop videos.
K-pop, a music genre originating in South Korea regarded as a “vicious cancer” corrupting the country’s youth by Kim Jong
. In recent months, Kim Jong Un and North Korean state media have been protesting against South Korean pop culture, including movies, K-dramas, and K-pop videos. The North’s state media has regarded K Pop’s music as “anti-socialist and nonsocialist”, on youth would make North Korea “crumble like a damp wall.”
The two neighboring countries of the Korean peninsula have often used loudspeakers in the demilitarized zone. After North Korean defectors started floating leaflets to criticize Kim Jong Un’s regime over human rights violations and nuclear ambitions. North Korea destroyed the inter-Korean liaison office and cut all communication lines with South Korea.
Kim Jong-‘deeply-moved’ by K-Pop
Kim declared a culture war against South Korea. He believes that the popular culture of the South is corrupting its youth’s “attire, hairstyles, speeches, and behaviors”
“Young North Koreans think they owe nothing to Kim Jong Un,” Times quoted Jung Gwang-il, a defector who runs a network that smuggles K-pop into North Korea, as saying.
The war against K-pop comes years after Kim was “deeply moved”. This was reported by the North Korean state news agency. In 2018, 160 artists from South Korea, including the K-pop group Red Velvet and Cho Yong Pil, visited North Korea. Kim attended a performance in Pyongyang by South Korean artists. He was fascinated by Red Velvet, a K-pop girl group, the publicly funded South Korean broadcaster KBS reported.