November 27, 2012
Meet The Sexiest Man Alive (Wink - Wink)Topics: Political News and commentaries
So says ... The Onion. But the story only begins there.
The real story is that the online version of China's Communist Party newspaper actually fell for the satire ... and hailed the report as though it was real:
[...] The People's Daily on Tuesday ran a 55-page photo spread on its website in a tribute to the round-faced leader, under the headline "North Korea's top leader named The Onion's Sexiest Man Alive for 2012."What's next, the Nobel prize?
Quoting the Onion's spoof report, the Chinese newspaper wrote: "With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman's dream come true."
"Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side, Kim made this newspaper's editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, of course, that famous smile," the People's Daily cited the Onion as saying.
The photos the People's Daily selected include Kim on horseback squinting into the light and Kim waving towards a military parade. In other photos, Kim is wearing sunglasses and smiling, or touring a facility with his wife.
No, you just can't make this stuff up!
Posted by Hyscience at November 27, 2012 1:54 PM
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