South Koreans seething over North Korean Olympic cheerleading squad

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — At the Winter Olympics, an intriguing story has emerged, with North Korea bringing its own cheering squad. Call them bullion medalists in propaganda.

The ancestral corner North and South Korean hockey group has been a outrageous draw, but what many are examination is not even on the ice. It’s the relating red uniforms and rarely synchronized movements of North Korea’s central hearten squad.

Kim Jong Un’s supposed “army of beauties” are selected for their looks and faithfulness to the regime. Kim’s wife, Ri Sol Ju, is a former member. They are here to hearten for both Koreas, but their cheers are not as worldly as their routines, amounting to a general “go team.”

Members of the hearten patrol make up scarcely half of North Korea’s commission of some-more than 500 people, just 22 of which are tangible athletes. It’s a North Korean attract descent some South Koreans just find offensive.

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TOPSHOT – A photo taken on Feb 10, 2018 shows North Korean cheerleaders wearing masks as they perform during the women’s rough turn ice hockey compare between the one Korea group and Switzerland at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung.  / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES (Photo credit should review ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

But now it’s their “cheer gear” that’s causing a stir. Waving the one Korean flag? That was OK. But then out came masks that resemble a immature Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea and Kim Jong Un’s grandfather. That done some South Koreans angry, given they saw it as propaganda. Some even started a petition demanding the South Korean supervision examine the incident.   

The supervision did just that, and pronounced the North Koreans positive them the masks were not meant to represent the North’s first father, given using his face for cheerleading would likely be punishable by death. It was another sign of the untimely law behind all that Olympic spirit.

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