September 5, 2023
Music NewsWTF?

Got Punk Rock Hair? Don’t Go to Iran

Iran has just issued a ban on “evil, spiky, devil-worshipper hair.” Kinda like this…

Joe Strumer (mohawk 2)


…or this…



…and especially this.

Prodigy - Keith 1

In addition to curbs placed on men’s haircuts, the government-run barbers union (it’s government run?) is against tattoos, tanning bed salons and eyebrow-plucking by men. They consider that “un-Islamic.”

I quote: “Any shop that cuts hair in the devil worshipping style will be harshly dealt with and their licence revoked.”

Alan Cross

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