Onion's Sexiest Man Alive, Kim Jong Un, Reported as Fact By Chinese Newspaper

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The online version of China's Communist Party newspaper hailed a report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as 2012's Sexiest Man Alive.

Only one problem: The Onion is a satirical, fake news organization.

Kim Jong Un Photo

The People's Daily on Tuesday ran a 55-page photo spread under the headline "North Korea's top leader named The Onion's Sexiest Man Alive for 2012."

Quoting the Onion's spoof report, the Chinese newspaper wrote:

'With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman's dream come true."

Hard to argue that, no? The hilarious, bogus article continues:

"Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side, [Kim brings] impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, of course, that famous smile."

Photos the People's Daily selected include Kim on horseback and waving toward a military parade. In other photos, he is wearing sunglasses and smiling, or with his wife Ri Sol Ju.

It is not the first time a state-run Chinese newspaper has believed The Onion.

In 2002, the Beijing Evening News published as news the fictional account that the U.S. Congress was negotiating for a new building and threatening to leave D.C.

Kim Jong Un, 29, took his father Kim Jong Il's place as the head of the rogue Asian nation following the elder Kim's death in December 2011.

People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2012 was Channing Tatum.

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ROFLMAO. Didn't this kind of thing happen before?? This is hilarious. And also really gross. I pity Un's wife. They think she might be pregnant--staunch proof that this blob, spawn of satan climbs on top of her. Given the lovely choices for a NK citizen, it's either that, or starving and utter brainwashing in a failing town. Although, I doubt his poor wife is even close to free. She probably was forced into the marriage. Ick! NK is the absolute worst.

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@ Kats

Oh duh, the end of the article states it did, in fact, happen in 2002. Did not think it was THAT long ago. Wow, to think I had about a 1/6 chance of being born in that area of the world... (Did I just hate on China? Yeah, a little bit. I'd take it over NK though, where I'd surely be dead or in one of their camps. And I know this was just from a Chinese Communist paper, and doesn't represent the whole country, it still is pretty insane such stupidity can exist in a place. And in general, China is an NK sympathizer. Ick again!)

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