A series of mass meetings were held by officials across the isolated communist country.
"The main point of the lecture was 'Keep your mouths shut, '" one source told the news agency.
North Korea has reportedly banned its citizens from using sarcasm in conversations about the country's totalitarian leader and his administration.
In particular, officials pointed to popular expressions like "This is all America's fault", which can be used to ironically take shots at the regime.
'A fool who can not see the outside world, ' refers to a phrase that was reportedly circulating the state, relating to the country's isolationist leader. According to a United Nations report regarding the human rights violations in North Korea, the "gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a State that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world".
The Unification Ministry in Seoul said 894 North Koreans defected from January through August, a 15 percent increase compared with 777 who fled to the South in the same period a year ago. According to the Ministry of Unification on Wednesday, 894 North Koreans fled their country and arrived in the South as of August this year, up 15 percent from the same period of last year.
In conclusion, since sarcasm is still legal in the United States, it's safe to say Kim Jong Un continues to prove he's an extremely tolerant and progressive leader, and no one would ever have any valid reasons to insult him or his excellent haircut.
That raises the total number of North Korean defections to 29,688, with the figure on pace to surpass 30,000 by the end of the year, the ministry said.