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Kim Jong-un slams 'vicious cancer' K-pop as anyone caught listening faces labour camp

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has branded South Korean pop culture a 'vicious cancer', introducing harsher punishments for anyone caught listening to K-pop.Entertainment material from South Korea has been smuggled across the border for years, first as VHS cassettes and CDs, and now as flash drives from China, despite the state's censorship of media and the internet.

But Kim is seeking to stem the tide of the latest Korean wave, which state media has warned will cause North Korea to 'crumble like a damp wall', if left unchecked, reports the Daily Mail.The New York Times reported that state media has criticised the spread of 'anti-socialist' influence - particularly through South Korean movies, K-dramas and K-pop music videos - on a near.

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