Kim Jong-un’s daughter is already hugely unpopular in North Korea at the age of nine because of her weight: Starving citizens hate Kim Ju Ae for being ‘chubby as the moon’
- People are ‘angry’ to see Kim Ju Ae, 9, look ‘chubby’ while ‘ordinary people’ starve
- It comes after predictions that North Korea could miss 1 million tons of grain this year
North Koreans are “angry” with Kim Jong-un’s daughter, who appears well-fed and “chubby as the moon” in propaganda amid chronic food shortages.
Starving citizens have criticized Kim Ju Ae, 9, for looking “so different” from the children of “ordinary people” who cannot eat three meals a day due to lack of food.
It comes after South Korean experts predicted that North Korea would face a 1 million-ton grain shortage this year, about 20 percent of annual demand.
That said an anonymous source RFA it made them “angry” to see North Korea’s officially named “beloved child” “eat and live well” on TV when their own situation was “so hard to bear.”
Another source added: “People say things like ‘She must be eating so well, her face is as white and plump as the moon.'”
Citizens have criticized Kim Ju Ae (pictured, left) for looking “so different” from the children of “ordinary people” who cannot eat three meals a day due to lack of food
An anonymous source told RFA it made them “angry” to see North Korea’s officially named “beloved child” “eat and live well” on TV when their own situation was “so hard to bear.”
“Most people can’t eat well, so their cheekbones stick out of their face even more than ever before.”
Other residents living north of the capital Pyongyang in South Pyongan reportedly compared Kim Ju Ae’s “chubby” appearance to skinny children living in their cities.
The source said people were “angry” to see the beloved child’s “plump, white face” appear so often in propaganda, while children of “ordinary people” often went without food.
Kim Ju Ae’s last official public appearance was with her father and other senior party officials for the opening of a new street in Pyongyang on February 25 this year.
It was her seventh official public appearance since she was first seen at an intercontinental ballistic missile test in November 2022, sparking speculation that she might be primed for leadership of the Kim dynasty.
But it is still too early to consider her successor to Kim Jong-un, said Kwon Young Se, South Korea’s unification minister.
He told CBS radio, “Even if North Korea creates a succession structure from now on, the question remains whether a woman will be able to lead the military-focused North Korean regime.”
which was founded in 1948 after her grandfather Kim Il Sung was installed by the leader of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin.
It was her third official public appearance in just a month, prompting some speculation that she may be poised to inherit the leadership of the Kim dynasty, which was founded in 1948.
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Citizens also fell for Kim Ju Ae’s “nice clothes,” claiming that what she could get away with was being hypocritical when others are punished for following “capitalist culture” by following fashion trends.
A source said, “Kim Ju Ae’s clothes and looks are completely different from what a normal teenage girl gets away with.”
Earlier this month, South Korea’s National Intelligence Service gave a closed briefing to MPs about her and gave some insight into her lifestyle.
Head of NOS Kim Kyou-hyun said, “It appears that Kim Ju-ae never attended a regular educational institution and was homeschooled.
And her hobbies turn out to be horse riding, swimming and skiing.
“We have information that Kim Jong-un is very satisfied with Kim Ju-ae’s skillful riding.”
He reported that Ju-ae was the second of three children, with an older brother and a younger sibling whose gender is unknown. Rumors that the eldest son is kept out of sight because he has a disability, he did not confirm.
“We are sure that Kim Jong-un’s eldest child is a son.
“While we have confirmed the birth of a third child, the gender has not yet been confirmed.
“The son has never been seen in public and there is no information to confirm rumors of physical or mental disabilities.”
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and daughter Kim Ju Ae during a military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the North Korean military