Someone’s not a fan of President Obama, but this time it’s not a Republican – it’s Kim Jong Un!
In a series of articles published last Friday, the North Korean media went on an extremely racist and somewhat offensive tirade against the US President. The government controlled media called President Obama a “wicked black monkey,” a “clown,” a “dirty fellow” and somebody who “does not even have the basic appearances of a human being.” Wow – they just out-Sterlinged Donald Sterling. Will Kim Jong Un be forced to sell North Korea now?
“As I watch him more closely, I realize that he looks like an African native monkey with a black face, gaunt grey eyes, cavate nostrils, plump mouth and hairy rough ears,” one article said.
“It would be perfect for Obama to live with a group of monkeys in the world’s largest African natural zoo and lick the breadcrumbs thrown by spectators.”
But Dennis Rodman is still A-Okay. He looks more like an alien than a monkey anyway.
Now, this type of offensive rhetoric is a huge departure from the North Korean government’s usual commitment to sane and civilized criticism of international leaders… oh no, wait, Obama bashing is actually pretty standard.
The White House typically ignores the rhetorical excesses of the North Korean regime, chalking it up to good old-fashioned dictatorial brainwashing tactics – but this time Kim Jong Un went too far.
“While the North Korean Government-controlled media are distinguished by their histrionics, these comments are particularly ugly and disrespectful,” Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said in a statement.
But North Koreans aren’t being racist; they just know that the ideal physical type is a pale, chubby 5-foot Asian man with an awkward haircut. In fact, they believe it’s Americans who are the racist ones.
In response to a United Nations report on North Korea’s human rights violations, the official Korean Central News Agency released a report of their own titled “News Analysis on Poor Human Rights Records in U.S.” The article refers to the U.S. as “the world’s worst human right abuser and tundra of a human being’s rights to existence” and accuses the U.S. of being a “kingdom of racial discrimination”.
The North Korean report makes the following points:
- “Under the citizenship act, racialism is getting more severe in the U.S. The gaps between the minorities and the whites are very wide in the exercise of such rights to work and elect.”
- “The U.S. true colors as a kingdom of racial discrimination was fully revealed by last year’s case that the Florida Court gave a verdict of not guilty to a white policeman who shot to death an innocent black boy.”
- “That’s why 52 percent of the Americans have said that racism still exists in the country while 46 percent contended that all sorts of discrimination would be everlasting.”
Well, they got a few of the Zimmerman facts mixed up, but the article does have a few good points. Still, at least you don’t hear Americans going around calling black people “wicked black monkeys” – unless, of course, you happen to find yourself on a Nevada ranch or at an LA Clippers game.