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Racism? All Koreans Look the Same Apparently…to Koreans

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:09
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I know we found out several years ago that in America we’re fine with someone losing their livelihood as a rodeo clown over wearing a mask of Barack Obama, but Koreans apparently have a problem with people wearing their own face.

It all started when an Australian man called “Howard,” whom one can assume is of Korean descent, stood in front of the North Korean cheerleaders and waved a flag at Wednesday’s Olympics hockey game.

The problem? Howard resembled North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un a little too much for the South Korean police attending the game.

All Koreans with extra meat on their bones and wearing a ubiquitous black outfit apparently makes one an impersonator of Dear Leader, I guess.

Security grabbed Howard and rushed him out into a hallway.

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

— Vincent Bevins (@Vinncent) February 14, 2018

The police argued Howard broke the rule banning political speech at the Olympics. The impersonator argued he hadn’t. He’d just waved a flag while looking like himself.

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

— Vincent Bevins (@Vinncent) February 14, 2018

It looks as if all’s well that ends well for Howard…

Seems he was released. Caught him walking out, waving as high school girls laughed. “Cosplay!” they giggled pic.twitter.com/xnFlco2UjC

— Vincent Bevins (@Vinncent) February 14, 2018

For now. But surely there are people in the International Olympic Committee and the North Korean regime who might want to make life difficult for Howard for pulling such a stunt. The Kim family definitely won’t find it funny and the idea they will want retribution is not simply beyond the realm of possibility, but likely.

In the meantime, we can probably all agree that Howard was awesome.

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