FAKE KIM FOILED

Edmonton Journal - - WINTER OLYMPICS -

The man who showed up at the Pyeongchang Olympics open­ing cer­e­mony dressed as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not Korean, does not speak Korean and is not from ei­ther Korea. Ac­cord­ing to Ya­hoo’s Eric Adel­son, the im­per­son­ator gave his name as “Howard” and said he’s from Aus­tralia and of Chi­nese de­scent. After be­ing re­moved from the open­ing cer­e­mony along with his part­ner, a U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump im­per­son­ator, he was back Wed­nes­day for the women’s hockey game be­tween the uni­fied Korean team and Ja­pan.

And again, Fake Kim was es­corted roughly from the premises. Of­fi­cials thought Howard was try­ing to rile up the Korean cheer­lead­ers, and in­deed, he told Adel­son one of his goals was to “meet the cheer­lead­ers.”

AFP/GETTY IM­AGES

A Kim Jong Un im­per­son­ator told me­dia one of his goals was to meet the cheer­lead­ers at a women’s hockey game.

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