Weekly World News Finds Kim Jong-il

October 8th, 2008 · North Korea · 6 comments

In an Athens, Georgia record store. Hat tip to reader Laura.


  • so he’s not dead after all!!
    he must be hiding with elvis!

    시몬 · October 8th, 2008 at 1:01 AM

  • How sad. Some Weekly World News reader in Georgia can’t tell Asians apart and thinks some Asian guy in sunglasses must be Kim Jong-il. And the equally clueless WWN goes along with it.

    Every Pyongyang watcher worth his/her salt knows that if KJI is going to get his groove on, it will be in Guangzhou, home of Cantopop.

    kushibo · October 8th, 2008 at 3:54 AM

  • It’s uh, clearly a Photoshop job. The WWN is not a real newspaper.

    Korea Beat · October 8th, 2008 at 4:27 AM

  • It might be Photoshop… but it might also be what goes on behind closed doors in Pyongyang

    William G · October 8th, 2008 at 12:07 PM

  • There really is a very close resemblance though, don’t you think? Wow. It’s not him though–no star trek uniform.

    Pohang · October 8th, 2008 at 8:18 PM

  • just to clarify for non-American readers, the Weekly World News is the English language equivalent of Pravda: a silly rumor-based tabloid that no one takes seriously.

    i'm the decider · November 19th, 2008 at 6:05 AM

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