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North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Comes Out for Marriage Equality: VIDEO


In SNL's cold open last night, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un lifted the nation's ban on same-sex marriage because of a gay nephew:

"Watching him suffer unhappiness because of this policy affected me deeply. I still had to have him executed, but not because he was gay. It was because he was hosting a weekly book discussion group at his apartment. And here let me make one thing really clear. I have no personal stake in gay marriage one way or the other. I'm about as heterosexual as a person can be..."

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  1. There must have been a laugh track. That got old really fast. What as so funny?

    Posted by: TONEZ | Apr 7, 2013 12:48:46 PM

  2. Huh. I was just thinking that the inexperienced, insecure, incompetent and dumb Kim Jong-Un, who looked so unhappy during his succession, might have the same daddy issues and disqualifying character flaws as George Duhhhbya Bush. Will he drag his country into a disastrous, bankrupting and needless war, like Bush did?

    Posted by: bamjaya | Apr 7, 2013 1:52:17 PM

  3. The glossolalia sounds nothing like Korean. It sounds like he's using the same Japanese sentence over and over. Anyone know any Japanese and can elucidate?

    Posted by: Kyle | Apr 7, 2013 1:54:10 PM

  4. This was quite similar to an Onion article from the previous week.

    Posted by: Scott B. | Apr 7, 2013 3:06:01 PM

  5. "We're sorry, but the clip you selected isn't available from your location. Please select another clip."

    FFS, I'm in Canada. And this still happens. WTF.

    Posted by: Jeff | Apr 7, 2013 4:20:33 PM

  6. Not bad.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 7, 2013 4:42:35 PM

  7. I wonder if this was a subtle political commentary by the SNL writers...

    Posted by: | Apr 7, 2013 6:07:04 PM

  8. Oh, dear, SNL. Now you've done it! Now you've done it! The Glorious Leader is going to be insulted and that means he's going to fire missiles at you! Or, maybe, say to the people of North Korea, "If you were allowed to watch American television, I would not allow you to do that anymore!"

    Posted by: james | Apr 7, 2013 6:18:37 PM

  9. This guy REALLY needs to stop doing yellow face on prime time television. There are quite a few talented Asian actors and comedians, they should book one.

    Gah. It's 2013.

    Posted by: gettuu | Apr 7, 2013 7:57:04 PM

  10. Just like 90% of SNL the past 10 years, this manages to be both mildly offensive, derivative of jokes made by other people already, and horribly unfunny.

    Posted by: Thomas | Apr 7, 2013 8:34:18 PM

  11. It does sound like he is starting sentences over and over with "watashi wa" which means "I" in Japanese.

    Posted by: Reason | Apr 7, 2013 8:56:24 PM

  12. @gettuu: on the other hand, having that guy play Kim gives the skit a 1940s/1930s effect (a time when unfortunately Asian actors could rarely if ever play leading roles), and Kim is nearly a throwback to that era - think Stalinist Russia.

    Of course, they are probably not that subtle. The guy playing Kim might have simply come up with the idea.

    Not that Kim will see it. The embargo on luxury goods was designed to inconvenience the North Korean leadership, which gets all the goodies while the average person more or less starves. I've joked that the luxury goods restriction is the reason for the nuclear threats - Kim isn't getting new videos anymore and is suffering from withdrawal symptoms, and acting out as a result.

    Posted by: Bill | Apr 7, 2013 10:04:09 PM

  13. That was a good bit. Very funny.

    Posted by: andrew | Apr 7, 2013 11:03:29 PM

  14. oh snl...where you ever funny?

    Posted by: Johnny | Apr 8, 2013 11:16:55 AM

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