More delightful news from the hermit kingdom. Apparently, Kim Jong un’s ex girlfriend was executed by firing squad last week for engaging in pornography. From Fox News:
The ex-girlfriend of North Korean leader Kim-Jong-un was one of a dozen people reportedly executed by a firing squad last week.
The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reports that singer Hyon Song-wol and 11 others had been arrested on August 17 for violating North Korea’s laws against pornography and was executed three days later.
The paper reported that the condemned, all members of the performing groups Unhasu Orchestra and Wangjaesan Light Music Band, were accused of making videos of themselves having sex and selling the videos, which the paper reported were available in China.
“They were executed with machine guns while the key members of the Unhasu Orchestra, Wangjaesan Light Band and Moranbong Band as well as the families of the victims looked on,” a source told the paper. The source added that the victims’ families appear to have all been sent to prison camps.
In another twist to the plot, Kim Jong-un’s current wife, Ri Sol-ju, was also a member of the Unhasu Orchestra (before they were married), leading to speculation that she may have had a hand in her execution. One thing we do know is that the Dear Leader didn’t see fit to save his ex flame despite possibly having an affair with her while married to his current wife (perhaps the real reason behind her execution?).
Either way, it puts the Anthony Weiner/Sydney Leathers scandal in perspective. That is unless Huma Abedin becomes part of the Hillary Clinton government in 2016 and Leathers mysteriously disappears…
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