Shocking images and video footage have surfaced of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
The 37-year-old dictator used to weigh 300 pounds, but he appears to have lost a considerable amount of weight.
There is wide speculation about whether the weight loss is due to health problems that the North Korean state refuses to acknowledge publicly or whether he’s undergone cosmetic surgery.
Intelligence reports from August estimated his weight loss at about 44 pounds, but this has increased since then.
Kim Jong Un, who has been in power for over 10 years, recently appeared publicly to deliver a speech.
Watch the clip:
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un commemorated his 10th year in power with a speech that mentioned tractor factories and school uniforms more than nuclear weapons https://t.co/hsMVfqYMYV pic.twitter.com/dcSaaZCiEx
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 1, 2022
This newest photo of Kim Jong-un is wild, the weight loss is extremely noticeable now. Second photo is from 2018. pic.twitter.com/apLXQ8EnyQ
— Doge (@IntelDoge) January 1, 2022
He is very unhealthy right now. He didnt go on a diet or anything, hes had several surgeries ranging from heart to both legs.
— Chet Moneyford (@C_Moneyford) January 1, 2022
More from Western Journal:
Kim, who came to power just over 10 years ago when he was in his 20s, used to go about with an appearance more consistent with one who has fattened himself all his life on the suffering of the brutally repressed North Korean people. But this week, as he addressed a year-end meeting of the nation’s ruling party, he cut a noticeably trimmer figure.
Kim was attending the plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea in late December, which coincided with the 10th anniversary of his succeeding his father, Kim Jong Il…
We are, of course, expected to believe that Kim’s slim-down has nothing to do with his health, as has been the case since this summer.
In August, Kim appeared thinner and sporting a mysterious bandage on the back of his head, both of which prompted another wave of speculation that he is battling poor health.
Reports to this effect began to circulate in spring 2020, when rumors arose that he had undergone heart surgery or even that he’d died and, I suppose, been replaced by a doppelganger.