On this episode of Shady, our host Lexy Lebsack travels to Korea to uncover the reason behind the danger of wearing makeup in North Korea. An underground network of women are smuggling beauty products into the country as an act of rebellion. Press play to watch this week's Shady!
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I completely agree, as having achieved that likely means so much more had been granted to people. The irony of the North Korean government producing beauty products while not allowing their people to use makeup is truly horrifying—denying its people something it intends to profit from.
@Raynold Reagan they're fun. it's like saying clothes promote lying because they cover your true self. i like playing with make-up and the different effects you can create. it's arty. and i can assure you i'm not doing it to get more women.
This is torture kind of remind me of handsmaid tales this is just a prison I hope many will escape that nasty and disgusting place and make it to safety and hope they start a new life in south Korea. Who know how much pain they have been through.
Stupidity is judging other nation or culture simply by listening to house trained slave journalist’s video like this one about North Korea. It is equivalent to listening plaintiff’s eye witness only and convicting the defendant. This video is plaintiff’s eye witness, and you will never hear defendant eye witness, because you live in censored fake media system. When North Korea is sanctioned, that simply means you are not allowed to be near North Korea. Your freedom for free information about North Korea is denied to keep you brainwashed. Do you know how many kids were orphaned during Iraq war because of brainwashing propaganda video like this one? This videos has one agenda, that is to create hate to justify hostility against North Korea just like against Iraq before the war based on lies propagated by the same house trained slave journalists.
All this evidence of the corrupted government North Korea has and yet my father worships Kim Yong-Un... literally he likes North Korea over South Korea. I honestly wonder what is wrong with him? I wish for North Korea to become a free nation and that I will be here to witness it.
i hope ill one day celebrate north korean independence day
ive been interested in holocausts and i wrote a report on how to prevent it from happening again, however, i didn’t realize it’s happening right now.
13:10 the fat ass that rules north Korea doesn’t want people to wear makeup or dye their hair or use masks to make themselves prettier, because he’s so ugly that non of this products can make him half appealing so he forces other people to be like him so that he doesn’t feel bad about how ugly and such a piece of crap 💩 he is. Even crap is worth more than he does!!
You can live without makeup, you can live as a woman without glitter and shimmer. You cannot live without natural resources. So the little kids in Malaysia dying to mine the elements to produce many makeups are not my . Especially, when their "happiness" is based on the suffering of another. Get this shallow shit outta here.
Profile pick of me with no makeup.😙
South Africa, India, and yes even America itself, among other industrialized nation, do not even have clean drinking water. YET, you mfs want to fight for makeup rights.....holy shit😕
We are not all going to survive the encounter. May the odds be your favor🤔🙄
This is so unbelievably wrong how these human beings are treated and I'm so sorry that there's such bad people in our world i wish we could set all free and treat people like we should we all matter no matter were we are from.
Well, yeah. It's North Korea. They can't even cough the wrong way, and they will end up in a work slave camp. I kind of don't like the intro. It's as though the reporter is saying the young woman left North Korea just so she could wear make-up. In reality, she left for South Korea to escape torture.
Danbi honors her brother’s sacrifice by escaping and telling people the TRUTH! Every defector is a rebel against tyranny! If it’s just the freedom to control your own skin then we should airdrop cosmetics!!!
Firstly you're actually endangering these women's lives by showing their faces as they talk about smuggling makeup in North Korea. Secondly at least then make sure they are relocated to another country. Cannot mess with that 'government'
Imagine living in a country where women don't have to wear makeup to feel beautiful. I guarantee you that North Korea has makeup. Think about it. If North Korea was committing crimes against humanity, many nations would wage war against them. However, many people already know that mainstream media has been on a smear campaign of North Korea since the day America won the South of the Korean peninsula. Worry about the liberation of YOUR OWN country. America, look at your streets and see if you have starving people begging at traffic lights and street corners. The evidence shows that you'll find plenty of homeless people with many skills and heartfelt stories in the streets of USA, but you're too f****** worried about the "liberation" of other countries. Spare us all and go volunteer at your local homeless shelter or something, fool. This goes for the rest of the so-called "first-world" countries.
Tf dude this shit hurts me , pains me in fact. How can u control people so harshly and not even allow woman to express themselves and feel better about themselves with makeup ?! What’s the point of controlling ? Let these people be individuals and individual !!!!
Girls in the street of Pyongyang are all wearing some kind of makeup. They have their hair done and everything, not as fashionable but presentable. I asked about the hairstyle posters, and it was just a suggestion and easier for stylists, you see plenty hairstyles besides the supposedly approved style. I am not defending North Korea, I just think media should get all facts before reporting them.
Trump has opened the door for NK to join the world his step into NK was so important yet the MSM paints him as a racist Nazi. If Hillary had won we NEVER would see peace, they used NK in a negative way.
I've read a part of a book 'Nothing to Envy' about a north korea refugee. And the chinese name of this book is we are the happiest people in the world.
The refugee was a doctor. After her family, all her kids and husband died of starvation, she crossed the river and fled to a chinese village. It was a cold night. And she straved. Suddenly she saw a small bowl of rice and meet in front of the door of a ordinary family. She was confused and didn't know why people prepared food outside for others, until she heard dog barking. Her heart was broken at that time. Because she always trusted her nation and everthing she learned there. Even though they starved all the time, she still thought they just had some difficult times. And still, they were the happiest people in the world. But at that time she realized that even dogs in china can eat better than they did. They thought china was the same as they were.
I remember how I cried for this heartbroken story. Especially when I knew our government would send the refugees back and everyone knows what is waiting for them. I feel so sorry for them. And so disappionted in my country.
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This story was put together so beautifully. I cried and stayed interested the whole time. Thanks for showing us what is happening over there. My heart goes out to the people of North and South Korea. ❤️
When "one of the most repressive regimes on the planet" does it's worst all it can do is prevent women from wearing makeup. What a fucking nightmare for the long suffering citizens of the PDK. I mean wearing makeup is a human right, and without it life loses all meaning.
Acknowledging the tragedy of it, I still want to point out that if the only reason her family was arrested was because of her smuggling business, then she got her brother killed over makeup. It's hard to believe she was striving for grander freedom of expression when she started her business.
I'm surprise that only few thousand people try to escape. Living like a captive life with no freedom at all...even your hair cut. You will have a rebellion in America or France. But as they never saw a rebellion before...looks Hong Kong rebellion again chinese governament. Some young people are ready to lose their lives for freedom until 2047.
Because China has stronger ties with North Korea. Their policy is to repatriate any North Koreans in their country without passport. Reaching South Korean embassies in China is the only direct route for North Koreans in China, but the surrounding areas are heavily guarded by Chinese police.
THE EVIL INTENTIONS OF THE WESTERN WORLD TO DESTROY THE COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA, MAKES NORTH KOREA UNABLE TO TRUST THEM. SANCTIONS AFTER SANCTIONS WERE IMPOSED ON THE YOUNG COUNTRY. IF YOU ARE TREATED THE SAME WAY BY ALL COUNTRIES HOW WOULD YOU FEEL? GIVE THEM A CHANCE AND TIME TO CHANGE FOR A BETTER COUNTRY. WHAT YOU DID ONLY MAKE THE POOR AND THE SICK SUFFER MORE AND DIE EARLIER.
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