The isolated state’s official newspaper made the request in a column as Pyongyang tries to eradicate South Korea’s cultural influences.
Kim Jong Un’s regime is particularly focused on the speaking habits of millennials, with some imitating their neighbors by calling their husbands an “oppa” – a term that means “older brother”.
Rodong Sinmun newspaper said North Korea’s standard language is superior and young people should use it correctly – while making sure their clothing, hairstyle, musical preferences and dance styles are acceptable.
According to the South Korean Yonhap News Agency, his article warned: “The ideology and culture permeated under the colorful banner of the bourgeoisie are even more dangerous than enemies who take guns.
At the end of last year, tough new measures were introduced, which means parents can be fined if their children are caught enjoying South Korean entertainment or copying their way of speaking. .
Those caught with South Korean media can face up to 15 years in a prison camp – and penalties are also imposed for using other unregistered televisions, radios, computers and cellphones. country.
A life sentence can be imposed if someone is also found guilty of importing banned material from South Korea, while those who smuggle large amounts of US-made or Canadian-made content Japan can face the death penalty.
Tae Yong-ho, the first North Korean defector to become a South Korean politician, told Reuters in January: “During the day the people shout” Long live Kim Jong Un “- but at night they all watch drama and South Korean films. “
Last month, reports suggested Mr. Kim likened K-pop to “vicious cancer” that could “crumble North Korea like a wet wall.”