Kim Jong-un impersonator creates stir at Winter Olympics

15 Feb 2018, 16:01

NTV Online

The crowd who came to watch a unified Korean team play Japan at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was left amazed when they saw North Korea leader Kim Jong-un made a surprise entry at the event.

However, the crowd’s expression vanished soon when they realised the man was an impersonator, reports the ANI.

The man later identified himself as ‘Howard’ and said he’s from Australia and of Chinese descent.

Howard had also created a stir at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games when he and a person dressed as US president Donald Trump were swiftly rush out of the ceremony by the security staff.

This time again, he was escorted roughly from the premises when he was apparently trying to rile up the North Korean cheerleaders.

‘They shouted something in Korean, I wasn’t sure what it was. And then the police got involved and they dragged me away - they said for my own safety,’ The Washington Post quoted Howard as saying.

He added, ‘This is seen as the peace Olympics,’ he said, ‘so let’s hope that peace endures and those two idiots stop launching missiles and insults at each other on Twitter.’

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang were kicked off on February 9.

The grand event which will run through February 25 will see 2,920 athletes competing for 92 nations with a record 102 gold medals at stake.