Last month Hyon Song-wol, along with 12 other members of an orchestral band, were executed for violating laws against pornography. She totally wasn’t executed, along with 12 other innocent people, for her past relationship. Rumors coming out of North Korea hint that Song-wol and Jong-un may have still had a thing for each other and that Un’s current wife, Ri Sol-ju, may have been behind Song-wol’s execution.

Even if you allow for the broadest definition of pornography, and for North Korean leaders being batshit crazy, passing this video off as ‘pornographic’ is still a pretty big stretch. There definitely has to be something more to it than that. The video shows Song-wol and some other members of her company doing a fairly generic dance routine to Elvis’ “Aloha Oe”. It’s not a very good routine but execution seems like a bit of an overreaction.

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.

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