North Korean news-monitoring site NK News reports that the first-lady of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Juche Empress and Supreme Bed Warmer Ri Sol Ju, has ‘gone missing’. Ri hasn’t made any public appearances in the last 40 days, fuelling speculation that she may be pregnant.
South Korean newspaper, the Chosun Ilbo, points out that Ri was looking totally fat (well, as fat as anyone can look standing next to Kim Jong-Un) last time she was seen in public:
Ri does look plump with a slightly protruding belly in footage of her and Kim visiting an apartment complex in Pyongyang on Sept. 4.
“She was quite slim in July when she made her first public appearance but seems to have put on some weight in August and September. But whether that really means she’s pregnant is impossible to tell,” a source said.
Wild speculation about famous women’s weight and sex-lives is a central tenet of Western capitalism and so should be welcomed as a sign of reformation in the DPRK.
The JoongAng Daily however, thinks Ri’s disappearance might be to with her not being a very good communist:
Ri was making public appearances without the badge honoring North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong-il, the late grandfather and the late father of her husband.
Ri, 23, also has a preference for luxury handbags, the epitome of decadent, wasteful capitalism.