An Australian Kim Jong Un impersonator was escorted out of Korea and Japan’s Ice Hockey game yesterday by local police. The impersonator was seen engaging with the crowd, waving flags and reveling in the game’s atmosphere with a group of Korean supporters.
In the video below, the impersonator who strikes an uncanny resemblance to the North Korean leader is seen to be taken away by officials, after attracting the attention of a photographer.
Taking him to a local police station, he was removed ‘for his own safety’, as North Korean officials began to become increasingly irate, kicking him in the shins.
The impersonator was held at the local station for 90 minutes and was released without charge once DPRK presence had left the police station.
Australian Winter Olympic correspondents Gus and Rig witnessed the event saying, “Howard is an impersonator with just the one name, kind of like Seal. He must have balls of absolute steel to poke the bear like that, however, in his defense he was non-violent and simply smiled and waved a flag while posing for photos and shaking hands.” You can listen to the full interview here.
It has now been confirmed that the impersonator has been released from custody.
For more Gus and Rig coverage of the Winter Olympics, listen to their ‘Medallica: Minnows vs The World’ podcast here for all the action.