Not Mourning Enough? In North Korea You Go to Jail
Move over Michael Jackson fans. You have nothing on the North Koreans when it comes to mourning the passing of a famous figure.
Weird News Asia reports that in North Korea people are just now wrapping up their six-month ‘visits’ to labor camps. Their crime? Not showing enough sadness and mourning enough to mark the passing of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Il.
People who did not look genuinely sad were rounded up and sent to either labor or re-education camps. If you were really unlucky, you and your family got sent away for what was called “unspecified” punishment. How fun!
Meanwhile, in neighboring South Korea, his passing was also observed… but with human rights marches, fireworks, and burning statues of the North Korean dictator in effigy.