Published On: Sat, May 10th, 2014

North Korea’s racist article about President Obama, peppered with ‘monkey’ references

North Korea goes overboard with just about everything, and frequently gets viscous with their words. As you may recall, in early April after her European trip, South Korean President  Park Geun Hye was ridiculed in the North Korean state-run media with the following descriptions–calling her speech “reckless” and “babble”, calling her an “ignoramus” and a “slow-witted person”. Other times they have refered to her as a “whore”.



Now, in a Korean language-only article published recently, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) went on a despicable, racist rant about the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.

The article? is peppered with references to monkeys, according to the piece,attributed to an average citizen, in an attempt to ridicule Mr. Obama. Some of the things said include: “Obama is a monkey, doubt that he’s human”, “It would be better for him to live with other monkeys at a wild animal park in Africa … and licking bread crumbs thrown by onlookers,” and other incredibly offensive rhetoric.

ABC News reports, Marie Harf, a State Department spokeswoman, said Thursday that the North Korean dispatch was “offensive and ridiculous and absurd.” “I don’t know how many words I can use up here to describe the rhetoric … It’s disgusting,” she told reporters at the Foreign Press Center in Washington.


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