North Korea is mad! Dance video features Kim Jong Un
He grins, he fumes, he fights — and through it all, North Korean
leader Kim Jong Un dances his way in and out of preposterous situations.
That's the premise of a video that has become popular in China and
reportedly sparked a protest from North Korea.
Citing "a source in China," the
reports that "the North feels the clip, which shows Kim dancing and
Kung-Fu fighting, 'seriously compromises Kim's dignity and authority.'"
The newspaper says that after North Korea asked China to stop the video from spreading, "Beijing was unable to oblige."
the video, Kim's face is superimposed onto a kitchen sink's worth of
videos, in scenes taken from everything from viral dance videos and TV
shows to the vaudevillian action film Kung Fu Hustle. In
one segment, Kim pirouettes in a dance studio — before being hit with a
kick delivered by President Obama. Other world leaders also make
appearances, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japan's
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
And while a couple of sequences make
fun of Kim's fascination with weaponry, we'll note that the video
doesn't accuse the North Korean leader of not having rhythm.