Singaporeans who gathered in Hong Kong this afternoon to watch a live broadcast of Lee Kuan Yew’s state funeral were left furious after a Kim Jong-un impersonator took the stage and called the former Singapore prime minister the “world’s greatest dictator”. He also reportedly yelled, “Long live one-party rule in Singapore!”
Hundreds of Singaporeans, many in tears, had gathered on the 46th floor of the Central Plaza skyscraper to watch the procession on large projector screens and televisions. The appearance of the impersonator completely shattered the sombre mood of the broadcast.
The impersonator, who goes by the name Howard, was met with shouts of “crazy” and “get out” from the crowds. Security guards ushered him away and told him not to return.
“Singaporeans have everything one would want in a first world city, materialistically, but not in terms of civil liberties,” Howard told the South China Morning Post.
Footage of Howard being kicked out of the event was captured and uploaded to Twitter. Watch it here:
Kim Jong Un impersonator crashes LKY memorial in central plaza. Calls him "dictator", taken away (via friend) pic.twitter.com/BciFeL63xr
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This is not the first time we at Shanghaiist have covered the exploits of Howard, who burst onto the scene impersonating Jim Jong-un in 2013. Click here to check out some excellent photos and a video of him strutting his stuff around Hong Kong.
By Dominic Jackson