May 24, 2024

North Korean TV censors blue jeans while airing British gardening show

Decision to blur host’s pants reflects regime’s ban on jeans since the early 90s, expert says

North Korean state television censored a pair of blue jeans when airing a British gardening show on Monday, a move that appears to reflect the regime’s efforts to restrict popular Western fashion and culture.

In the episode of the BBC TV series “Garden Secrets,” the British broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh kneels in a garden bed while tending to plants in a pair of jeans.

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