September 23, 2021

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US envoy to South Korea shaves off controversial moustache

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The US embassy in Seoul has posted a video on Twitter of US ambassador Harry Harris visiting a barbershop to remove his moustache months after his facial hair became the subject of unusual criticism. Harris says he is shaving his moustache because of the summer heat and wearing a face mask, but the envoy has faced criticism for his moustache before. Commentators have said his facial hair reminded South Koreans of that of Japanese governor-generals when Korea was a Japanese colony from 1910-45 

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