Kim Jong Un Conspiracy Theory: Is He Really Dead and Using A Body Double?
There was a lot of talk about the status of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and whether he was dead or alive.
Rumors were everywhere because no one had seen him for weeks, and he even missed the most important celebration of the year.
We heard that he was brain dead after a surgery, then we heard that he was actually dead. Then we heard that he was alive again. Then dead again. Then he was hiding from the coronavirus, and finally, he supposedly made an appearance and is alive and well so it seems.
But it that really the case? Is this really Kim Jong Un, or is this a body double?
On Saturday, state-run media in North Korea released images and video that show Kim at a ribbon-cutting event in an attempt to quell the rumors that he was either in a vegetative state or already dead.
Or did they?
It is a “well-known fact that Kim uses body doubles,” the International Business Times said Monday.
Shortly after footage of Kim’s reappearance emerged, several social media users didn’t waste any time in pointing out discrepancies in the leader’s facial, hairline and dental features when comparing his recent public outing with previous appearances, leading many to believe that authorities may have used one of his body doubles to stand in for Kim and end the speculation surrounding his ill health.
Human rights activist Jennifer Zeng was the first to draw attention to dissimilarities between the two “versions” of Kim, including differences in their teeth, and ears. “Is the Kim Jong-un appearing on May 1 the real one?” she asked on Twitter along with side-by-side comparisons of Kim’s “old and new” appearances in two separate posts.
Take a look at the photos below. Does this look like the same person to you? Is this really Kim Jong Un? or is it Kim Jong Dos?
Personally, I thought that the new photos looked like
More of old and new photos "Kim Jong-un" to compare. 更多「金正恩」新老照片對比。 pic.twitter.com/zvaMlUpTcP
— Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 (@jenniferatntd) May 2, 2020