British Press Continues to Make Stuff Up About North Korea’s Supreme Leader
How far is too far? UK tabloids mocked for claiming Kim fed general to piranhas
Even the readers of several British tabloids have cast doubt on a source-based story claiming that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un executed one of his generals in a piranha-filled tank.
The eye-grabbing headline first appeared in the Daily Star. The tabloid cited “sources” as saying that Kim executed one of his generals in a manner worthy of a James Bond movie, by throwing him into a fish tank infested with piranhas. In the 1977 film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, the evil Karl Stromberg fed his assistant to a shark and attempted to repeat the trick on Agent 007.
The tank with the carnivorous fish is reportedly part of Kim’s Ryongsong Residence, a luxury mansion in northern Pyongyang.
The report does not provide the names of the sources or the general, but is replete with gory detail – it claims that before being thrown to the piranhas, the general’s arms and torso were slashed with knives. Whether he drowned, bled to death, or was killed by the piranhas (or whether any of it actually happened), is impossible to tell.
Readers of the Daily Star and other British tabloids that pounced on the story, however, found it hard to take at face value. Instead, a flurry of memes ensued.
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