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People in China are calling Kim Jong Un fat, and North Korea isn't happy about it





People in China are calling Kim Jong Un fat, and North Korea isn't happy about it People in China are calling Kim Jong Un fat, and North Korea isn't happy about it

The good times are over for those trolling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the Internet in China.

Chinese websites blocked searches for “Kim Fatty the Third," a nickname used to poke fun at Jong Un’s expanding waistline, after North Korean officials reportedly voiced their displeasure to China, according to local reports.

Searches for the term “Jin San Pang” or “Kim Fatty the Third," on the Twitter-like platform Weibo and search engine Baidu, came back with no results, AP reported.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that reports of the nickname is prohibited, don’t "comply with facts,” AP reported. 

"The Chinese government stays committed to building a healthy and civilized environment of opinions," he said during a news conference. "We disapprove of referring to the leader of any country with insulting and mocking remarks."

Relations between China and North Korea are somewhat tense because of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. China has joined other countries in condemning the program, but Beijing has continued limited trade with the country. 

While Kim Fatty the Third may no longer turn up in search results, AP reports that other forms of the nickname have not been blocked.

That's right, "Kim Fat Fat Fat" is still up-and-running.


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