USA TODAY- Ahead of a summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, Vietnam has deported a man who impersonates the North Korean leader. Howard X, a Hong Kong resident who is a Kim Jong Un lookalike, and Trump impersonator Russell White were detained by authorities during a TV interview last week after staging a fake summit, the BBC reports. “Both Russell and I are annoyed at being monitored 24/7, but at the same time honored that the government felt that we as impersonators were considered important enough for them to spend their resources keeping tabs on us,” Howard X said on Facebook. Monday, Vietnamese officials sent Howard X out of the country because he said his visa was invalid. White was permitted to stay, but was asked to stop impersonating Trump in public, Agence France-Presse reports.
That’s for the best. If that Kim Jong-un impersonator is interested in being alive for the foreseeable future, getting shipped outta town before the real Kim Jong-un shows up is for the best. It’s a blessing. Stick around town while that’s going down and some badass North Korean goons are gonna show up to this guy’s door step and shoot him in the face.
Being the impersonator for one of the most vicious living dictators has gotta be a tough gig. To be honest I’m a little disappointed that Kim Jong-un is allowing this to go on at all. How has he not had the dude murdered? Maybe he’s not so bad after all. Yeah Kim Jong-un starves his people and probably has weapons of mass destruction pointed directly at the United States but can we really categorize him as a “vicious dictator” if he doesn’t murder the people who make a living by making fun of him? I’d say the answer is no.
Like imagine if someone was out there impersonating Vladimir Putin. That would NEVER happen because Putin would have the impersonator snuffed out in three hours. Maybe less. He’d have the impersonator killed so quickly it would make your head spin. It probably has happened before and the impersonator just so happened to die of a heart attack the next day. That’s what a real vicious dictator does. He doesn’t even let people think they can get away with making a mockery of his existence. He doesn’t have them deported, he has them murdered.