Elites Tout North Korean Dictator’s Successor As Progress For Feminism
Apparently swapping out one ruthless dictator for another is still something to celebrate in the eyes of woke media elites who consider it progress for women’s rights.
Last week, reports surfaced casting uncertainty over the health of the current North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after CNN first published that the dictator was in “grave danger” following surgery. Little else is known about the condition of the North Korean despot as reporting on Kim’s health has varied across nations contradicting each other. Hong Kong media has reported he’s dead, while Japanese media is saying the leader is in a “vegetative state.” South Korea, meanwhile, reported Sunday that the leader of its northern neighbor is “alive and well.”
If Kim Jong Un did pass away, his sister, Kim Yo Jong, whom the U.S. Treasury blacklisted in 2017 for “severe human rights abuses,” would be his most likely unelected successor. That would give authoritarian North Korea its first female head of state before the U.S., which has only inflamed American liberals who still have not gotten over the 2016 election when the country rejected former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for President Donald Trump.
“It’s very annoying that scary fascist hellscape North Korea will have a women ‘leader’ before we do,” complained Daily Beast editor at large Molly Jong-Fast in a since-deleted tweet.
“Still processing the possibility that North Korea will have its first woman leader before the United States,” wrote Newsweek columnist Seth Abramson, who also deleted the tweet.
“North Korea is going to have a Woman leader before the United States of America! Let that sink in!” New York City theater director Tom D’Angora proclaimed on Twitter.
North Korea is going to have a Woman leader before the United States of America! Let that sink in!
— Tom D’Angora (@TomDangora) April 25, 2020
While these tweets weren’t meant to be satire, they sound like something one might read in The Babylon Bee or The Onion. Here’s a headline from an Onion article in 2009:
This, of course, wasn’t the first time American media blushed over the female successor.
Here’s a throwback to 2018 when Kim Yo Jong attended the Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
“Kim Jong Un’s sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics,” CNN published. “If ‘diplomatic dance’ were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un’s younger sister would be favored to win gold.”
— CNN (@CNN) February 10, 2018
Another example from the New York Times went so far as to applaud the North Korean royalty for apparently overshadowing the American vice president’s visit.
“Without a word, only flashing smiles, Kim Jong-un’s sister outflanked Vice President Mike Pence in diplomacy,” the Times wrote.
Without a word, only flashing smiles, Kim Jong-un’s sister outflanked Vice President Mike Pence in diplomacy https://t.co/c2gTuSTF9e
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 11, 2018