Blubbing North Koreans want thinner Kim’s blubber back

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Blubbing North Koreans want thinner Kim’s blubber back

People ‘were most heartbroken when they saw the emaciated figure of the respected comrade general’

Jon Herskovitz and Jeong-Ho Lee

North Koreans broke down in tears over seeing a dramatically thinner Kim Jong-un, tightly controlled state TV cited a citizen as saying, allowing rare comments touching on the deeply sensitive subject of the leader’s health.

People were “were most heartbroken when they saw the emaciated figure of the respected comrade general”, a Pyongyang citizen told Korean Central Television in comments broadcast Friday. “Everyone says that tears came out naturally,” said the man, whose name wasn’t given.

The interview was part of an eight-minute segment that included interviews of about 20 locals on how they felt about a musical concert featuring new propaganda songs praising Kim and the ruling party...

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