The images of the “plump”, well-dressed daughter of Kim Jong Un are causing “secret resentment” in North Korea, a report said.
Kim Jong Un’s 10-year-old daughter was recently seen with him as North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile last week.
How the plump, well-dressed daughter of Kim Jong Un is upsetting North Koreans:
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A North Korean resident told Radio Free Asia (RFA) that Kim Ju Ae’s “plump” face is causing resentment in the country.
“It makes me angry that my situation is so hard to bear, and Kim Ju Ae, who we all know is eating and living well, is showing up on TV in her fancy clothes so often,” the North Korean said. The person’s identity was not revealed due to security reasons.
“People say things like, 'She must be eating so well, her face is so white and plump like the moon. Most people aren’t able to eat properly so their cheekbones stick out from their faces even more than ever before,” he was quoted as saying by RFA.
“They are angry to see the plump white face of the Beloved Child appearing so often in propaganda,” another North Korean told RFA.
Recently, Kim Ju Ae, believed to be the North Korean leader’s second child, wearing a white puffy coat and red shoes, was shown walking hand-in-hand with Kim past a huge missile loaded on a launch truck and watching a soaring weapon.
Experts believe that the girl is Kim’s heir as North Korea has started building a “personality cult” around her in recent years.
In state media images, Ju Ae has been placed in the middle, next to her father and surrounded by the country’s top brass.
North Korea has made no mention of Kim’s children. But speculation that his eldest child is a son has led some experts to question how a daughter could be Kim’s successor given the deeply male-dominated, patriarchal nature of North Korean society.
Kim is a third-generation member of the family that has run North Korea for more than seven decades, and his father and grandfather successively governed the country before he inherited power in late 2011.
(With AP inputs)