Kim-Jong-un's Voice Is Very Different From What You'd Expect
It's only just occurred to me, as it probably has to you, that I've never heard North Korean leader Kim Jong-un actually speak.
I've seen footage of him doing a lot of waving and smiling, like any other world leader, but not addressing his people until a clip of a speech he made at the 7th Congress of the Workers' party was released.
In the 18-minute video, the 33-year-old dictator walks into a vast and full auditorium to a lengthy standing ovation. Sadly, it appears North Korean citizens have been regressed so much they don't know how to clap properly.
After signalling the crowd to simmer down, King-Jong-un begins to do his best Tom Waits impression. Tom Waits with the hair of a 14-year-old lad.
Kim-Jong-un, like his father Kim-Jong-il, is considered a dictator by anyone outside of North Korea. Therefore, you'd assume with that reputation you'd be able to command your audience a bit better. You certainly wouldn't read from a piece of paper.
He looks like a nervous best man, not someone who would ever be a threat to Western countries.
But, then again, he might just have the flu.
Words by Josh Teal
Featured image credit: Explore DPRK