Propagandist China becomes fool by Onion JokeNovember 28, 2012
has birth right to make fool to whole world including its people by propaganda. But now China itself becomes fool by a joke published in the American web site ‘Onion’. Please don’t make fool to yourself to think here ‘onion’ a vegetable. You may make April Fool in this context.
Now we find an interesting case of a joke taken too seriously, Chinese ‘The People’s Daily ‘declared North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the sexiest man alive, the BBC reported.
The Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper – The People’s Daily, in its enthusiasm to highlight the positive stories on leader of the hermit kingdom, failed to get the joke that was published in an American satirical website named the Onion.
“The Onion online newspaper has named North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un as the sexiest man alive for the year 2012,” declared The People’s Daily.
As per BBC reports, Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper Daily also went to the extent of publishing many strikingly casual pictures of Kim Jong Un, spread over no less than 55 pages to buttress the story.
The pictures show the North Korean supremo riding a horse, holding kids, doffing his hat, etc.
The pictures were supported by the tounge in cheek captions like “the Pyongyang heart-throb”, which were quoted directly from the American website Onion’s spoof.
Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper The People’s Daily quotes many excerpts from the satirical article on the American spoof website, like:
“With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-born heart-throb is every woman’s dream comes true.”
“Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side, Kim made this newspaper’s editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle and, of course, that famous smile.”
“He has that rare ability to somehow be completely adorable and completely macho at the same time.”
Chinese state daily might have been taken for a ride by a very tounge in cheek comment by The Onion, which concluded the “Sexiest Man Alive” piece by writing, “For more coverage, please visit our friends at the People’s Daily in , a proud Communist subsidiary of The Onion, Inc. Exemplary reportage, comrades.”
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