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The Onion Tricks Chinese Paper Over Sexiest Man Alive

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The Onion — who, if you don’t know them, you should probably read up on them quick-like — managed to get China’s Community Party mouthpiece to treat one of their ridiculous articles as a real thing. The Chinese paper reposted one of their articles that announced Kim Jong-Un as 2012’s Sexiest Man Alive.


And just in case the readers didn’t get the point of the article, The Onion also listed a few other folks who won “Sexiest Man Alive” in previous years: Bashar al-Assad, Bernie Madoff, The Koch Brothers, and Ted Kaczynski (aka the Unabomber).

“Devastatingly handsome” should’ve been a tip-off, but China’s Community Party news site the People’s Daily Online either didn’t get the memo, or didn’t care and ran the story as a full on truth-fact listing North Korea’s boy leader as the hottest son of a gun on the planet. The People’s Daily Online then also published a gallery of fifty-five photos of the Supreme Leader.

Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side” was as far as I got before I started dry-heaving.

So yes, The Onion, you did it again. You got them once before with the “Congress wants a Capitol Building with a retractable dome” story. You got a whole bunch of people in the Midwest with the “Abortionplex” story — and if you like that story, you’ll love the Yelp reviews for the Abortionplex that are still coming in.

Question: Hottest dictator in history, go.