On Saturday, several media outlets published stories positively portraying Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. The Washington Post happened to be one of them, as it published a story with the headline, “The ‘Ivanka Trump of North Korea’ captivates people in the South at the Olympics.”
In the article, Kim is described as a “political princess,” even though she “had none of the hallmarks of power and wealth that Koreans south of the divide have come to expect.” The Post then spoke with Sue Mi Terry, a former Korean analyst at the CIA. She compared Kim to Trump, saying that she was “the Ivanka Trump of North Korea.”
This comparison was made because Kim Jong Un sent his sister to attend the opening ceremony while President Donald Trump is sending his eldest daughter to attend the closing ceremony.
Users on Twitter weren't too happy with this comparison that made its way into the headline of the story and reacted accordingly:
OMG. I cannot believe they made this comparison.
I think I'm going to be sick. https://t.co/UcyrNehU4Z
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) February 11, 2018
Wapo calls a director of propaganda “the Ivanka Trump of North Korea,” except it gives Kim Yo Jong better press. https://t.co/SERXWLOMgy
— Razor (@hale_razor) February 10, 2018
Equating Ivanka Trump to Kim Jong Un’s sister is not only a stupid, odious, and childish thing to say, on a more practical level it’s How You Get More Trump. https://t.co/CVuDwEb461
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) February 10, 2018
Really disgusting and offensive that the Washington Post would call a murderous dictator the “Ivanka Trump of North Korea.”
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) February 11, 2018
Your daily reminder that “The Ivanka Trump of North Korea” is literally starving her own people to build nuclear weapons to annihilate the U.S. https://t.co/JGuXjv8sno
— Bre Payton (@Bre_payton) February 11, 2018
Shes Director of the Propaganda & Agitation Department of the Workers' Party of Korea & part of a regime that publicly executes their people https://t.co/shyqqHfhej
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) February 11, 2018
Washington Post just praising a communist dictator, nothing to see here https://t.co/XtydkuWr9t
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 11, 2018
This woman is senior management in a regime that wholesale starves, tortures, and murders its people.
Yet you’re disgracefully swooning over this savage.
Delete your account. https://t.co/2x0QT7uxSC
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 11, 2018
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