A London hairdresser, who used a photo of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to attract customers having a "bad hair day", was visited by embassy officials who demanded its removal because it was "disrespectful" to their supreme leader. Mo Nabbach, the manager of M&M Hair Academy in South Ealing, had to call in police after the two North Korean agents took photographs of his shop window and made notes. Beneath a picture of Kim Jong-un, the advert said : "Bad hair day? 15 per cent off all gent cuts through the month of April. Tuesday – Thursday." Full story with video >>
The cartoon by Mac from the Daily Mail shows a hairdresser cutting a customer's hair in the Ealing hair salon. Missiles, grenades and and bullets are flying all around. The customer comments, "Never mind about football. Have you been upsetting the North Koreans again?"
The joke relies on the fact that hairdressers typically chat to their customers about topics such as football or the weather. And, of course, the fact that North Korea is a famously belligerent country.
The expression never mind (about) something is used to tell someone that it is not important to do or consider something now, often because something else is more important. • Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols. • Never mind about the car. You're safe, and that's the main thing.
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