China’s Official People’s Daily Quotes the Onion: Kim Jong Eun ‘Sexiest Man Alive’
The official voice of the Chinese Communist Party appears to have been had.
The People’s Daily newspaper, which for more than six decades has sternly spouted the party line, on Tuesday posted on its website a 55-photo slideshow dedicated to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Eun. The occasion: The satirical newspaper the Onion earlier this month declared the double-chinned Mr. Kim the “sexiest man alive for 2012.”
The slideshow - which begins with a photo of Mr. Kim astride a dappled gray, looking stoically into the distance - quotes liberally from the Onion and offers no evidence that a tongue is anywhere in the vicinity of a cheek. “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,” the text below the slideshow says, citing the Onion.