Kim Jong-un Look-Alike Chinese Street Vendor Amuses Netizens

A Chinese street vendor in Shenyang selling barbequed meat skewers amuses customers and netizens with his resemblance to North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un.

Currently the second most viewed article of the past 24 hours on popular Chinese web portal NetEase…

From NetEase:

Business Explodes for Shenyang Barbequed Skewer Seller That Looks Incredibly Like Kim Jong-un

March 19th, Liaoning province Shenyang city, for a street vendor of barbequed meat skewers in front of a university, there is endless business, endless talk, and endless requests for photos. Those purchasing the skewers cannot help but laugh out loud that he looks too much like Kim Jong-un.



Comments from NetEase (1 & 2):

三氵已 [网易云南省昆明市网友]:

If you were in North Korea, your whole family would be persecuted for guilt-by-association. If you don’t believe me, you can go to North Korea and try.

空亦空 [网易广西桂林市网友]:

Either his mother was Kim Jong-il‘s housekeeper or his father was a bodyguard for Fatty III’s mother.

zhforestcrazy [网易广东省珠海市网友]:

Might as well call this barbeque stand “Fatty III’s Barbeque”!

网易河北省唐山市手机网友 ip:111.227.*.*:

Fatty III, give me three big kidneys, extra spicy.

islandside188 [网易上海市手机网友]:

So similar, yet different fates.

ucome888 [网易山东省威海市网友]:

Didn’t [Kim] Jong-il go to Shenyang before?

ucome888 [网易山东省威海市网友]:

A pity that he’s [making a living] barbequing, Fatty III is recruiting body-doubles.

空亦空 [网易广西桂林市网友]:

We can consider using him to replace the real one, and control North Korea.

KCOOL17 [网易广东省佛山市手机网友]:

There he is an emperor, here he sells barbequed meats.

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  • commander

    This is really hilarious, but may put the look-a-like at peril if North Korea feel slighted, whisk him away into Pyongyang and show him what the hell is like.

  • moeimoei

    those skewered meat look delicious

    • Rick in China

      They were cautious in taking photos – to hide the gutter oil cannisters and random shit mix 5 spice stored in old dirty coke bottles with holes cut into the cap. Yum.

  • mr.wiener

    This is making lemonade when fate gives you lemons.
    “Holy shit honey, The barber really fucked up my hair, I look like Fatty Kim!, business was bad enough at the BBQ stand before, maybe I should wear a wig?”
    “……Um hubby….I just got a really great idea!…”

    • Rick in China

      That’s too western in thought – you see, in China, lots of people request these type of shit haircuts – my favorite is the shave side shave top box corners, the square top jabbas are unmistakably authentic mainlanders.

      • FYIADragoon

        With respect, its no worse than the gajillion men with taper cuts from Anglo countries. If you hang out with any Chinese of class, you’ll find the square tops are very few. I can’t say the same for the taper cuts.

    • Zappa Frank

      I wonder why they don’t back to the old Qing dynasty hair cool

      • Mark

        Err, because it’s a mark of subjugation?

        • wnsk

          I don’t think it’s so much subjugation as it is allegiance/association since, the Manchus themselves wear queues right?

          • Insomnicide

            Manchu wearing the Manchu hairstyle is normal. Han wearing the Manchu hairstyle is humiliating both culturally and politically.

          • whuddyasack

            @wnsk are both correct. The Manchus saw it as a proof of loyalty while the Han saw it as a disgrace, and bringing shame to their parents.

      • donscarletti

        Because it symbolises subjugation to the Manchu?

        • Zappa Frank

          ops, ok i did not know it.. i’ve seen pictures of chinese in america with the same haristyle and did not suppose was something like that..

          • wnsk

            Besides, not many men in China keep long hair now.

          • Zappa Frank

            but before was a tradition to keep hair long, isn’t it? i think there was something said by confucius about it, like that your parents gave you the hair don’t cut it..or similar..
            about a bitch to mantain should be the same as for girls, besides asian hair are so straight that don’t become dreadlocks if you simply forget to use the comb after the shower

          • wnsk

            Wait…something doesn’t add up. What about the Manchurian men then? Why aren’t they still wearing the traditional queues?

          • Zappa Frank

            Seems Manchu have been more or less all integrated in the Han almost all other groups that once were in china.

      • David

        The Qing forced all men in China to shave the front and grow the que in back or lose their heads.

  • Germandude

    Pretty much gives us an idea what Kim’s real capabilities would’ve been if he wasn’t born into the circles he resides in now.

  • Markoff

    ahem, aside from hair they don’t really look very similar, yeah they are both Asian… face shape and basically everything is different except hair

  • Alex Lang

    Dafuq he looks nothing like Kim Jong Un besides having the same chubby figure and ugly haircut…

  • Insomnicide

    He looks more like Psy. Should have gone for the Psy look instead.

    • tevra

      oh yeah, Psy and his hit song about going out to relieve himself on the south side of the Han River….had you been there 25 years ago you would know what Gangnam Style meant

  • Jay K.

    I said what what in the butt?!


    looks like Jackie Chan…all Asians look the same to me

  • lonetrey / Dan

    Little do they know, but this was the beginnng of a ‘Prince and the Pauper’ story….”

  • 나비

    Oh he is much more cute 😌

  • Mighty曹

    I must say Fatty Kim is more dashingly handsome.

  • mwanafa

    Just because of his hairstyle?

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    Funding the Dear Motherland’s nuclear program. One kebab at a time.

  • comradewang

    Not amused at all. His face doesn’t even look like Kim.

  • wrle

    no no no no kim jong fat is much more handsome!

  • don mario

    gonna be any articles on the taiwan protest?

  • maybeabanana

    Almost thought the grill was made from a stolen cabletray somewhere….

    • whitewalker

      They didn’t spend a whole lot on fabricating that grill!

  • tevra

    that haircut is well known but not well liked in Korea, it is the Chinese smuggler’s hair cut.

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