Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Daily Mail: Kim Jong-il is bisexual...O RLY??

So, according to the Daily Mail, Kim Jong-il has bisexual tendencies (emphasis mine):

Kim Jong Il has ruled it with absolute authority since 1994. He was born in the Forties, but his exact birthday is asecret [sic]. He wears platform shoes and a teased hairdo and is reputed to have had a string of lovers, both male and female. His hobby is watching old Hollywood movies including Rambo, Friday The 13th and James Bond.

...and yet, I can't find any other mention of that in any other media source. Not only that, but the Dear Leader supposedly overlooking his second son, Kim Jong-chul, as a successor because he was "too effeminate."

In other words: it looks like the Daily Mail is makin' shit up again.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Yup. "Reputed" is one hell of a weasel word: it can mean just "I suggested it down the pub and people seemed to go along with the idea". It looks like another little bit of dirt to throw, just in case readers couldn't decide whether wearing platform soled shoes was reason enough to hate someone...