“I went to the women’s Ice Hockey game between Japan and the united Korean team as the Dear Leader. I managed to meet the North KoreanCheering Squad who have been flown to South Korea as a propaganda tool for the NK regime.”
“Meeting them in the character of the Supreme Leader was quite a surprise for them and their reaction ranged from surprise, shock and even some mild giggling. They were having fun, however their North Korean “minders” wasn’t a fan of my impersonation so I moved by force to the next section to cheer on the Korean team.”
At the united Korea vs Japan womens’ hockey game, an apparent Kim Jong-un impersonator starts dancing in front of North Korean cheerleaders. Apparent employees of the DPRK push him aside. He’s now sitting nearby giving interviews (in English) pic.twitter.com/PeVJYtri5Y
“You can see the 1st half of the unedited version of whole adventure below. I will upload the 2nd half when I get escorted out of the arena by some what I am suspect are pissed off North Koreans or North Korean sympathisers.”
Police have now surrounded and asked the apparent impersonator to come with him, he says his name’s Howard, was just cheering and looks like this, and didn’t commit any crime. Refuses to go with them. South Korea police apparently unsure what to do pic.twitter.com/pGzvV0ufcq
This isn’t the first time the faux Dear Leader made headlines at these Olympic Winter Games; at the opening ceremony, he and a Donald Trump impersonator turned heads for their uncharacteristic good sportsmanship and camaraderie, confusing those who didn’t immediately understand they were acting.
This is great! A Donald Trump impersonator and a Kim Jong Un impersonator got together for this EPIC photo at the Olympics in South Korea! – per @ABCpic.twitter.com/DTkVT7TMOS
As for his reasoning behind the stunt, Howard offered the following: “I’m not just a lookalike. I consider myself a satirist. For people that come from countries with freedom of speech, I think it’s important to take the piss out [mock] of our leaders,” he told Mashable.