The media has given Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, plenty of press coverage at the Olympics, even comparing her to Ivanka Trump. Headlines have been written, saying, “Kim Jong Un's sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics” and “North Korea heads for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics: analysts.”
“If 'diplomatic dance' were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un's younger sister would be favored to win gold,” CNN writes. “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.”
However, they seem to be forgetting something: North Korea is a murderous regime that runs concentration camps.
The Daily Caller interviewed Ji Seong Ho, the defector who attended President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, to hear his take on the media's focus on Kim Yo Jong.
"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.
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.
I personally think she should be mindful of her place, stop looking down on other people arrogantly and feel guilty."
Ji explained in a 2014 interview, according to The New York Times, that he and his family were struggling to survive famine and were so weak that they would lay on the floor for hours.
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To survive, Ji would steal coal off a train to barter for corn. One night, he became so weak while doing this that he fainted from hunger, and the train pulling away cut off his arm and leg.
He was rushed to a doctor, who operated on him twice without any anesthesia. Ji explained: “I could feel my spine rattling as he sawed off the bones.”
After recovering and using crutches to get around, Ji escaped North Korea illegally and fled to China, where he explained that “animals in China were fed better than North Koreans.”
“Seong Ho traveled thousands of miles on crutches all across China and Southeast Asia to freedom,” Trump said in his State of the Union address.
He concluded that the story was “a testament to the yearning of every human soul to live in freedom.”
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