North Koreans secretly hate Kim Jong Un's 'plump, well-dressed' daughter: Report
As per reports, there is a growing resentment in the North Korean public towards the 9-year-old daughter of Kim Jong Un because of her "plump" appearance with “round and rosy cheeks”, contradictory to the “skinny” children of the common people.
Recent public appearances of Kim Jong Un’s daughter Kim Ju Ae have rather sparked hatred towards her among North Korean citizens, instead of love and respect. This comes as in a country plagued by chronic food shortages and widespread poverty, merely surviving is a struggle for many, reported Radio Free Asia.
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Therefore, reports of the latest father-daughter event upset many people, a resident of the northwestern province of North Pyongan told Radio Free Asia’s Korean Service. “It makes me angry that my situation is so hard to bear, and Kim Ju Ae, who we all know is eating and living well, is showing up on TV in her fancy clothes so often,” the report quoted the source as saying.
On February 25, the North Korean leader’s 9-year-old daughter wore a fur-collared long coat with golden buttons, festooned with a golden brooch and high-quality leather gloves at the dedication of a new street in the capital Pyongyang. This was one of her latest official public appearances and the third in February.
As per experts, the recent introduction of Kim’s daughter into public life is ‘either a part of a propaganda effort to soften her father’s image by portraying him as a family man, or that she is being positioned to one day rule after her father.’
‘Fancy clothes, round and rosy cheeks'
Among the other things the North Koreans noticed about Kim Ju Ae are her ‘round and rosy cheeks’ with long hair and picture-perfect dresses. The citizens of the country compared her appearance with the condition of “skinny” children of the common people “who cannot even eat three meals a day due to a lack of food”.
“The people are saying things like, ‘She must be eating so well, her face is so white and plump like the moon,’” the source was quoted in the report. “Most people aren’t able to eat properly so their cheekbones stick out from their faces even more than ever before.”
South Korean experts estimate that North Korea will be short 1 million tons of grain this year, about 20% of its annual demand, reported the Associated Press.