“Maybe he’s on a diet,” social media users said after a video of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un belatedly went viral, in which he looked noticeably thinner. Several before-and-after videos show Kim Jong Un visibly lost weight.
Foreign analysts have said the autocratic leader, who is believed to be 37, appears to have lost a lot of weight, Reuters reports. Residents of North Korea are very upset over Kim Jong Un’s apparent weight loss, an unidentified Pyongyang resident said after viewing recent video footage of the leader.
In the viral video, residents of Pyongyang were seen watching a big screen in the street showing a concert attended by Kim Jong Un and his party officials. Reuters, in its report, said they could not independently verify the clip. Additionally, the show also did not provide details on what led to the weight loss.
Before-and-after videos show North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has significantly lost weight. State media nationwide offered a rare public segment on the matter on Sunday, although the reason for the weight loss was unclear https://t.co/RhQEqL7dXH pic.twitter.com/H9szU1rA1W
– Reuters (@Reuters) June 27, 2021
The video went viral with over 1 lakh of views and social media users shared their countless thoughts in the comments section of the post.
See comments here:
He only has tanned skin pic.twitter.com/tfgu016X5o
– Vaccinated | (@Sarahalarm) June 27, 2021
Awesome, although I suspect we don’t agree on what “elimination diet” means.
– Liz Burns (@ 105KaySt) June 27, 2021
Good for him. Keep healthy Kim. Just show that he is up to the suggestions of others.
– Shane (@ Shane61680232) June 27, 2021
Everything in this country is not clear !!!!
– Nana Issa (@ Nana1951Ni) June 27, 2021
Think more deeply, people. Maybe he had the Covid. Getting really sick and losing the sense of taste and smell would definitely lead to weight loss. A residual brain fog would / could make a difference for him too.
– Susan Urban (@urbanswirl) June 27, 2021
Maybe he’s on a diet
– robert garcia (@manaleyjr) June 27, 2021
Maybe he’s watching his weight and exercising?
– Norman Kelley (@NormanKelley) June 27, 2021
Meanwhile, NK News, a Seoul-based website that monitors North Korea, also reported that Kim Jong Un’s watch was apparently tighter than before around a seemingly thinner wrist during one of the his appearances in June.
(With contributions from Reuters)
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