The man who showed up at the PyeongChang Olympics Opening Ceremonies dressed as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not Korean, does not speak Korean and is not from either Korea. According to Yahoo’s Eric Adelson, the impersonator gave his name as “Howard” and said he’s from Australia and of Chinese descent. After getting the bum’s rush out of the Opening Ceremonies along with his partner, a President Trump impersonator, he was back Wednesday for the women’s ice hockey game between the unified Korean team and Japan.
And again, Fake Kim was escorted roughly from the premises.
“They shouted something in Korean, I wasn’t sure what it was,” he told Adelson, “and then the police got involved and they dragged me away — they said for my own safety.”
Apparently officials on the scene thought Howard was trying to rile up the North Korean cheerleaders on hand, and indeed, he told Adelson that one of his goals was to “meet the cheerleaders.” And I guess he kind of did, though they didn’t exactly look altogether happy at his presence.
All Fake Kim wants to do at these Games is meet some North Korean cheerleaders and spread a nice message, which seems kind of discordant from a Chinese-Australian guy who looks like a dictator. But mission accomplished, anyway.
“This is seen as the peace Olympics,” he said, “so let’s hope that peace endures and those two idiots stop launching missiles and insults at each other on Twitter.”
“I guess everybody has a cause, you know?” he continued. “I have an advantage to advance this cause. I was born with this face.”
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