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"Sexiest Man Alive" is Korean

 
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madoka



Joined: 27 Mar 2008

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: "Sexiest Man Alive" is Korean Reply with quote

In a hilarious if increasingly common example of a real newspaper taking a satirical newspaper seriously, the People's Daily—the website for the Communist Party of China's newspaper—published a story on Tuesday congratulating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on being named 2012's "Sexiest Man Alive" by the Onion.

"U.S. website The Onion has named North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un as the 'Sexiest Man Alive' for the year 2012," the story announces before quoting the Onion's sarcastic write-up:

"With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman's dream come true. Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side, Kim made this newspaper's editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, of course, that famous smile," it said.

"He has that rare ability to somehow be completely adorable and completely macho at the same time," said Marissa Blake-Zweiber, editor of the Onion Style and Entertainment.
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andrewchon



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Location: In my goshiwon cubicle. Seeking moksha.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alas, he's married.
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