'The Interview' Isn't the Only DVD Being Dropped Into North Korea That Mocks Kim Jong Un (Video)

Lee Min Bok, a North Korean defector, is sending into the country hundreds of discs containing a three-minute, cartoonish video lampooning the dictator.

Media-deprived North Koreans are about to get access to a silly online video that terrifies their leaders.

Lee Min Bok, a North Korean defector now living in a modest trailer home on a large plot of land in South Korea, has been sending media into the so-called Hermit Kingdom for years in an attempt to embarrass dictator Kim Jong Un and counter the regime's propaganda that he’s a god. His modus operandi: air-dropping bags of cargo via giant balloons.

Media-deprived North Koreans are about to get access to a silly online video that terrifies their leaders.

Lee Min Bok, a North Korean defector now living in a modest trailer home on a large plot of land in South Korea, has been sending media into the so-called Hermit Kingdom for years in an attempt to embarrass dictator Kim Jong Un and counter the regime's propaganda that he’s a god. His modus operandi: air-dropping bags of cargo via giant balloons.

 

 

He has already sent in entire versions of The Interview, and soon he will be sending hundreds of discs containing a three-minute, cartoonish video lampooning Kim Jong Un, showing him dancing with other world leaders and walking through a field holding hands with Osama bin Laden.

The video allegedly originated in China a few years ago, and North Korean officials went ballistic over it, pressuring Chinese officials — to no avail — to scrub it from the Internet.

 

 

North Koreans aren’t allowed to surf the web, so they likely haven’t seen the video yet, but many of them do have DVD players. They risk incarceration, torture and even death to view outside media, but defectors report that many citizens think that it’s well worth the risk, and the human-rights activists who smuggle in this sort of material are hoping to encourage defections and, eventually, a revolt against the Kim regime.

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