Kim Jong Un’s daughter is already hugely unpopular in North Korea aged nine because of her weight: Starving citizens resent Kim Ju Ae because she is ‘plump like the moon’
- People are ‘angry’ to see Kim Ju Ae, 9, looking ‘plump’ as ‘common people’ starve
- It comes after predictions North Korea would lack 1m tonnes of grain this year
North Korean’s are ‘angry’ with Kim Jong Un’s daughter who appears well fed and ‘plump like the moon’ in propaganda amid chronic food shortages.
Starving citizens have criticised Kim Ju Ae, 9, for looking ‘so different’ to the children of ‘common people’ who can’t eat three meals a day due to lack of food.
It comes after South Korean experts predicted North Korea would be short of 1million tonnes of grain this year, around 20 per cent of its annual demand.
An anonymous source told RFA it made them ‘angry’ to see the officially named ‘beloved child’ of North Korea ‘eating and living well’ on TV while their own situation was ‘so hard to bear’.
Another source added: ‘The people are saying things like “She must be eating so well, her face is so white and plump like the moon.”
Citizens have criticised Kim Ju Ae (pictured, left) for looking ‘so different’ to the children of ‘common people’ who can’t eat three meals a day due to lack of food
An anonymous source told RFA it made them ‘angry’ to see the officially named ‘beloved child’ of North Korea ‘eating and living well’ on TV while their own situation was ‘so hard to bear’
‘Most people aren’t able to eat properly so their cheekbones stick out from their faces even more than ever before.’
Other residents living north of the capital Pyongyang in South Pyongan reportedly compared Kim Ju Ae’s ‘plump’ apperance to skinny children living in their towns.
The source said people were ‘angry’ to see the ‘plump white face’ of the Beloved Child appearing so often in propaganda while children of ‘common people’ often went without food.
Kim Ju Ae’s last official public appearance was with her father and other senior party officials for the opening of a new street in Pyongyang on February 25 this year.
It was her seventh official public appearance since she was first seen at an intercontinental ballisitc missile test in November 2022, prompting some speculation she might be being prepared for the leadership of the Kim dynasty.
But it is still too early to consider her as Kim Jong Un’s successor, according to Kwon Young Se, South Korea’s minister of unification.
He told CBS radio: ‘Even if North Korea creates a succession structure from now on, questions remain as to whether a woman will be able to lead the military-centered North Korean regime.’
It was her third official public appearance in only one month, which has led to some speculation she might be being primed to inherit the leadership of the Kim dynasty, which was founded in 1948
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Citizens also struck out at Kim Ju Ae’s ‘fancy clothes’ and claimed what she could get away with was hypocritical when others are punished for following ‘capitalist culture’ by following fashion trends.
A source said: ‘Kim Ju Ae’s clothing and appearance are completely different from what an ordinary teenage girl could get away with.’
Earlier this month South Korea’s National Intelligence Service gave a closed briefing to MPs about her and gave some insight into her lifestyle.
Head of the NIS Kim Kyou-hyun said: ‘It seems that Kim Ju-ae has never attended a regular education institution and was home-schooled.
‘And her hobbies appear to be horseback riding, swimming and skiing.
‘We have information that Kim Jong-un is very satisfied with Kim Ju-ae’s skilled horseback riding.’
He reported that Ju-ae was the second of three children, with an older brother and a younger sibling whose sex is not known. He did not confirm rumours that the older son is kept from public view because he suffers from a disability.
‘We are certain that Kim Jong-un’s oldest child is a son.
‘While we have confirmed the birth of a third child, the sex has not been confirmed as of now.
‘The son has never been seen in public, and there is no intelligence that confirms rumours of physical or mental disabilities.’
Daddy’s little girl: The North Korean despot with the young daughter Kim Ju Ae who could one day succeed him
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and daughter Kim Ju Ae at a military parade to mark the 75th founding anniversary of North Korea’s army