Photo of Kim Jong-un Wearing Suit Released, Netizens React

Photo released of Kim Jong-un wearing a western style suit

A photo of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un wearing a suit has been released, somewhat different to his regular Kim Il-sung style outfit he’s normally seen sporting. Thousands of netizens have shared their views of Kim’s new look, below is a selection.

From Asia Economics:

North Korea: Photo of Kim Jong-un wearing a suit publicly released

On the 12th of this month, North Korea’s Rodong Newspaper released a photo of Kim Jong-un wearing a western-style suit.

Kim Jong-un, who made his first official appearance in September 2010 after being promoted as the next leader of the Kim throne has mostly been seen sporting a Mao-suit while performing on-the-spot inspections of various military sites. However this year, he has a different face to the one of his authoritarian father King Jong Il who could be seen directly shaking hands of both people and soldiers alike.

The newspaper published a photo from the day before the 4th Workers’ Party Conference (April 11th) of Kim wearing a suit. During the event, Kim was crowned first secretary of the Worker’s Party. The KCNA (North Korea’s main news agency) praised him with ‘the highest honor’, designating his as a ‘premier’ supreme leader.

Comments from Nate:

이준혁:

Can you even breathe? Looking at you makes me short of breath…

안성현:

A perfect funeral picture ke ke ke ke ke

박현준:

Lee Chung-hee [a South Korean left-leaning politician] must be crying

정안수:

Application status: REJECTED

백준현:

Is there a Blue Club [a budget barber shop in South Korea] in Pyongyang too?

이택기:

It’s Kim Yong-min!

김재용:

If only he wore glasses… I think could pass for that foul-mouthed Kim Yong-min

송미숙:

Lee Chung-hee: I’m reposting this ♡

이현진:

Those ample cheeks are the blood of the North Korean people.

이명기:

Fatpiginasuit.jpg

정광진:

Where’d it go? Where’s his neck?

박형기:

If I was in HR and someone sent in that photo with their application, I would NEVER employ them *vomit*

김해성:

It looks like they photoshopped the suit in ke ke ke ke or was it his fat head that they photoshopped on top of the suit?

박원석:

Even Kang Ki-bab will be moved to tears ke ke ke

김상영:

What a petty-minded creep…Your General in Command has come…Everyone upload his face on your phones or desktops ke ke ke ke ke

이효정:

Had you been born here [in the South], you’d have been called a loner

박준용:

He’s so fucking butt-ugly. Without trying to swear, even my dog is prettier than that cunt

박연웅:

That fat bastard shovels food into his mouth while his people starve. Scum of the earth.

강태호:

This not-yet-32-year-old BASTARD learned nothing but negative things from his father. tsk tsk tsk

황현종:

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류영석:

Your party lost this election, what are you going to do about that? ke ke ke ke ke ke ke

박상진:

The Great Leader Kim Jong-Un, let me introduce you to a really talented and capable person in South Korea. His name is Kim Yong-min, you guys would get along well, you’re both pigs and you’re both full of crap. If you recruit him as your special advisor he would really help advance your career.

김원주:

Fuck…this is the first time I’ve seen even uglier than me

장준철:

Die! Would be perfect using this pic on a shooting board

하중근:

Now where did I leave my CV?… I wonder if he’s applying for a job somewhere

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  • Their rocket FAILS and you come with the latest released photo of the fatty???
    Give me a sofa…

    • Raphael

      Absolutely! The fact is, the rocket launch is probably scrutinised by more foreign netizens than Korean netizens…It’s not even in the top ten most commented news. As of 9:30pm Korean time, it stands at number 20, with 350 comments on Nate. Kim’s face on the other hand attracted 1300 comments within 10 hours ;)

      • Brett Sanbon

        Seriously my coworkers didnt even know they launched it yet. Same thing happened after the shelling of younpyeong island. No one so much as talked about it. I had to bring the situations up just to challenge them to care about their circumstances

        • Alenka

          Now ..rocket, i can understand, but they didnt know about yeonpyeongdo shelling?!! That’s quite surprising…We knew about youngpyeongdo shelling within a few minutes after it had started…you could hear the shelling in real time on all radio stations… everyone was full of it here for several days… and this is pusan, it’s not even near…

          • Brett Sanbon

            I guess i didnt write clearly. They new about it but no one brought it up or talked about it when brought up. Had to pull their legs to get a reaction….

  • Brett Sanbon

    Guarantee it is Sxabal like his daddy used to wear. A well-taylored suit can make even the most unpleasant of body shapes look stunning. In this case….. I doubt North Korean taylors can work the design wonders of England’s Saville Row.

    • Brett Sanbon

      Scabal*. for those who dont know…. really really expensive cloth

  • Killswitch

    Terrible haircut!

  • Beth

    The high collar really draws the eye to his elegant neck. I also like how his bespoke Western capitalist garb indicates a stronger position in a (supposedly) communist hierarchy…Someone’s hit the dressing-up box.

  • Bruce Tutty

    “Kim was crowned first secretary of the Worker’s Party”

    Oh well that makes it a true communist state, now that they
    crown their leaders.

    How warped does all this get??

    • Raphael

      haha wouldn’t worry about that too much. The word they use here is 추대된다 which basically is one of the most esteemed ways of saying ‘selected’ or ‘crowned’. You are right though, he didn’t receive a crown…but a flashy suit! The fact is, ‘succession’ tends to be limited to dynasties, which the Kim clan so evidently resembles…

  • FYIADragoon

    So what brand is that?

    • acorn

      i hope he did not inherit his father’s sense of fashion at least….

  • lonetrey

    -rolleyes- Why does he have to have the “fat powerful politician” stereotype?

  • Tiffany

    i think the rocket fell back to the earth because Kim Jong-Un was on it. Did you notice the tidal wave heading toward japan? A blue back whale? There’s your proof.

  • Ryan

    The “Fatpiginasuit.jpg” kills me

  • Wow, he looks a lot like Porky Pig, only not cute.

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