North Korean Defector Slams Mainstream Media’s Glamorization of Kim Yo Jung

Brutal North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un decided to send a sizable delegation to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea this month. Jong-un’s entourage included his only sister Kim Yo Jong. Those who only pay attention to mainstream media outlets would think Yo Jong’s Olympic appearance has been a roaring success. Ever since her debut flanked next to Vice President Mike Pence at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on February 9, 2018, left-leaning media platforms have been singing her praises.

However, one inspirational North Korean defector wants the world to know Yo Jong isn’t someone that can be trusted or should be glamorized.

Ji Seong-ho, who President Trump recognized in his State of the Union Address last month, defected from North Korea in 2006. According to the New York Times, at the age of 13 in 1996, Seong-ho was residing with his parents and siblings in a mining village close to Hoeryong, North Korea. At the time, North Korea was in the middle of a famine that resulted in the deaths of an estimated two million plus people.

Seong-ho’s own grandmother had perished the previous year. The North Korean defector’s family became extremely weak. Attempting to sustain themselves on roots and corn stalks, they sometimes experienced hallucinations.

To keep the family alive, Seong-ho began stealing coal from freight trains in order to trade it for corn. As he was sneaking sacks of corn off a train one night, the brave teenager fainted from exhaustion and malnutrition. Falling between two cars, Seong-ho’s leg and arm were severed. At a nearby clinic, a doctor operated on Seong-ho twice without providing him with anesthesia or a blood transfusion.

When he was well enough, the disabled North Korean hobbled on homemade crutches to markets and train stations in order to beg and pilfer for food. In April of 2006, Seong-ho fled North Korea in hopes of reaching South Korea. In Bangkok, Thailand, South Korean diplomats were astonished to discover their first North Korean defector on crutches. Seong-ho was taken to Seoul, South Korea where he was outfitted with an artificial arm and leg.

Eventually, the North Korean defector’s mother, younger brother, and younger sister joined him in South Korea. Sadly, his father was caught trying to flee from his home country and died in prison.

In an interview with the Daily Caller, Seong-ho scoffed at the mainstream media’s portrayal of Yo Jong as a diplomatic darling. He said, “Yo Jong’s grandfather, Kim Il Sung, is a war criminal, and her father, Kim Jong Il, killed three million people by starvation. Kim Jong Un is responsible for human rights violations and assassination of his own half-brother.”

Seong-ho went on to state, “The Kim family is taking hostage of the North Korean people and threatening the world with its nuclear weapons. Therefore, South Korean people hate Kim Yo Jong and her visit.”

Seong-ho, who often speaks at international conferences regarding North Korean human rights, told the Daily Caller, “I personally think she should be mindful of her place, stop looking down on other people arrogantly and feel guilty.”

TheBlaze reported that Yo Jong has herself been sanctioned by the United States government for being a leader in the North Korean government responsible for egregious human rights violations. According to TheBlaze, left-leaning CNN proclaimed Yo Jong was North Korea’s “answer to American first daughter Ivanka Trump.” Fawning over the only woman in the powerful political bureau of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, CNN reported, “With a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea’s presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public just one day into the PyeongChang Games.”

CNN wasn’t alone in its glamorous depiction of Yo Jong. The New York Times managed to praise the sister of the ruthless North Korean dictator while taking shots at Pence. A piece in the Times stated, “Flashing a sphinx-like smile and without ever speaking in public, Ms. Kim managed to outflank Mr. Trump’s envoy to the Olympics, Vice President Mike Pence, in the game of diplomatic image-making.”

The disturbing Times article went on to say, “While Mr. Pence came with an old message — that the United States would continue to ratchet up ‘maximum sanctions’ until the North dismantled its nuclear arsenal — Ms. Kim delivered messages of reconciliation as well as an unexpected invitation from her brother to the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, to visit Pyongyang, the North Korean capital.”

~ American Liberty Report


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