Kim Jong-un has made a few changes to North Korea’s pop culture landscape. Illustration: ShutterstockKim Jong-un has made a few changes to North Korea’s pop culture landscape. Illustration: Shutterstock
Kim Jong-un has made a few changes to North Korea’s pop culture landscape. Illustration: Shutterstock

Harry Potter, Bollywood, hot pants and K-pop: in North Korea, Kim Jong-un’s cultural revolution gathers speed

  • North Korea has long dismissed Western pop culture as bourgeois and corrupt, but lately it has adopted a more relaxed attitude
  • Kim-approved changes include grittier TV shows, pop music and even a factory making fancy footwear

Topic |   North Korea
Kim Jong-un has made a few changes to North Korea’s pop culture landscape. Illustration: ShutterstockKim Jong-un has made a few changes to North Korea’s pop culture landscape. Illustration: Shutterstock
Kim Jong-un has made a few changes to North Korea’s pop culture landscape. Illustration: Shutterstock
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