LOL: Chinese, Korean news sites fall for Onion spoof of Kim Jong Un

LOL: Chinese, Korean news sites fall for Onion spoof of Kim Jong Un

http://twitter.com/#!/venyanamore/status/273412178411937793

Oh, China’s state-run media! Propaganda is hard! The satirical magazine, The Onion, ran a piece naming the dictator “sexiest man alive.”  China’s Communist Party news site totally ran with it. As fact.

No, really.

People’s Daily doesn’t understand The Onion, congratulates Kim Jong-Un on being named Sexiest Man Alive shst.me/4ck

— Shanghaiist.com (@shanghaiist) November 27, 2012

Oops! Chinese newspaper mistakes article by @theonion as legit…hails report naming Kim Jonh-un “Sexiest man Alive” bit.ly/To5Cij

— Christopher Cottick (@Cottick) November 27, 2012

Chinese Communist Newspaper People’s Daily Does Huge Feature On The Onion Naming Kim Jong Un The Sexiest Man Alive read.bi/USfuSS

— Business Insider (@businessinsider) November 27, 2012

Truth stranger than fiction. People’s Daily praises Kim Jong Un for being named Onion’s “sexiest man alive” english.people.com.cn/90777/8035568.…

— Leslie Hook (@lesliehook) November 27, 2012

You really can’t make this stuff up.

Amazing! Chinese site treats The Onion as a serious news site and publishes its Kim Jong Un story as fact english.people.com.cn/90777/8035568.…

— Quinton O’Reilly (@qoreilly) November 27, 2012

Amazing: People’s Daily runs Onion story on Kim Jong-un as “sexist man alive.” With 55 pics. bit.ly/Qne3wY

— Edward Wong (@comradewong) November 27, 2012

LMAO! – RT @globeandmail: Oops. China’s Communist Party paper hails North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un as ‘sexiest man alive’: flpbd.it/fSUrm

— Jen (@Aloha075) November 27, 2012

Oh, our aching sides! Hey, remember when Stephanie Cutter cited the propaganda agency as a “must read?” And Joe “Gaffetastic” Biden then also embraced the Chinese propaganda? Good times, good times!

It gets better: A Korean news outlet reports it as fact as well.

Kim Jong-un named “Sexiest Man Alive” by the Onion…reported seriously in Korean newspaper. koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/natio…

— Sarah Moglia (@Mowgli3) November 27, 2012

From KoreaTimes.co.kr: “Kim Jong-un named Sexiest Man Alive for 2012″koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/natio… They cited The Onion 😛

— Zak Strassberg (@ZakStrassberg) November 26, 2012

The #Korea Times did as well: Kim Jong-un named Sexiest Man Alive for 2012bit.ly/Smhow1

— L (@lina) November 27, 2012

From Korea Times:

The Onion has announce that North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un, 29, has officially been named the newspaper’s Sexiest Man Alive for the year 2012.

“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,” the paper reported.

Officially! Reported! Stop, we can’t take much more.

North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un, 29, has officially been named the Sexiest Man Alive for the year 2012. koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/natio…

— Mikko Tuomela (@mikkotuomela) November 26, 2012

Kim Jong-un named Sexiest Man Alive for 2012. (Source: Korean Times) koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/natio…

— Patrick Skahill (@ptskahill) November 27, 2012

Source!

Sadly, or hilariously, these news sites were not alone.

Kim Jong Un was named the sexiest man alive #what #wat #no #uh

— Chessie Reece☀ (@cheeesierice) November 24, 2012

Oh, dear. Bless.

Hey, you remember when China’s top party paper touted The Onion’s decision to name Kim Jong-Un the Sexiest Man Alive? beijingcream.com/2012/11/chines…

— Beijing Cream (@beijingcream) November 27, 2012

Oh, Twitter will remember. For a long time to come. Thanks for the long-term giggles, state-run mouthpiece!

Look at these pictures of Kim Jong-Un on horses and tell me he ISN’T the sexiest man alive: beijingcream.com/2012/11/chines…

— Beijing Cream (@beijingcream) November 27, 2012

Heh.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/27/doh-the-onion-names-kim-jong-un-sexiest-man-alive-korean-chinese-news-sites-fall-for-it/

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