Is Kim Jong-un Using A Body Double? New Photos Spark Controversy
6The recent photos
Recently, photos surfaced showing the Supreme Leader at a ribbon-cutting function looking very healthy and alive. This naturally put a stop to all the death rumors. Most people thought that this was over until some eagle-eyed viewers began looking into the details of the images provided.
7What the photos were meant to do
These images were released to squash the rumors that Kim was either unwell or dead. North Korea has been watching the news and didn’t want rumors spreading about their beloved Supreme Leader. Posting these images not only confirms that Kim is alive but also in good health thus, bringing a quick end to the weeks of false news.
8What these photos did instead
The photos have seemed to backfire as more people begun talking about this issue. It is a well-known fact that Kim uses body doubles. The International Business Times (IBT) had run an article on this topic with the Sun releasing a video of him talking to some of them in 2017.
9Why body doubles?
Most people must be wondering why use a body double? The truth is that the Supreme Leader of North Korea is afraid of being assassinated. This is why for most foreign trips he is known to use a body double to stay protected. He is also known to use body doubles to flush out traitors in his country.
10Who started the body double rumors?
Human rights activist Jennifer Zeng was the first person who drew attention to this theory. She talked about the dissimilarities between the two “versions” of Kim, including differences in their teeth and ears. The photo in question was posted on May 1st, 2020 where it shows Kim Jong-un at a fertilizer factory.