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Kim Jong-un Issues Tearful Apology, Netizens Say 'better At Faking Empathy Than Trump'

As Kim Jong-un became emotional and shed tears, several internet users took to Twitter and called his rare apology an ‘Oscar-winning performance’.

Kim Jong-un

As North Korean leader Kim Jong-un became emotional and shed tears while speaking at the military parade, several internet users took to Twitter and called his rare apology an ‘Oscar-winning performance’. Kim spoke on October 10 to mark the 75th anniversary of the ruling Workers’ party. He removed his glasses and wiped his tears while issuing an apology to his fellow countrymen for the woes they had to suffer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

While Kim said that his countrymen placed immense trust in him but he failed to live up to the expectations, Twitter users said that the North Korean leader being emotional is ‘obviously a facade’. Some netizens shared ‘wild theories’ and others said that he should have shed a tear for the ‘countless’ citizens who were ‘crushed’ by his severe repression. One user also compared Kim to Trump and wrote, “Holy sh*t Kim Jong Un has shown more compassion for citizens that have died from COVID than Trump”. 

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Kim issues apology 

Meanwhile, Kim in his speech sent out good wishes to the people affected by COVID-19 all over the world and expressed the desire to improve relations with South Korea while avoiding any direct reference with the US. He said, “I also send this warm wish of mine to our dear fellow countrymen in the south and hope that this health crisis would come to an end as early as possible and the day would come when the north and south take each other's hand again”. Kim shedding tear is seen as a sign of mounting pressure on his regime by the experts according to international media. Reportedly most people in the audience also had tears rolling down their faces.

However, he issued a warning that he would fully mobilise his nuclear force if threatened. During the military parade, Kim also unveiled what appeared to be a new intercontinental ballistic missile. The military parade witnessed the showcasing of heavy artillery tanks, armoured vehicles, rocket launchers and a broad range of ballistic missiles.

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