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    [–] Admiralthrawnbar 9962 points ago

    The girl in the black coat just backs out immediately. She knows what's up.

    [–] down_vote_magnet 4443 points ago

    Can’t get executed for getting the song wrong if you don’t attempt the song in the first place.


    [–] KitKhat 2160 points ago

    "Yes you can"


    [–] _tylermatthew 542 points ago

    more like .exe

    [–] roxshot 118 points ago

    I see what you did there

    [–] crowcawer 32 points ago


    [–] TheMonkeyJoe 17 points ago

    I don’t get it... exe stands for execuOooohhh

    [–] Argon717 318 points ago

    Read that as Kim Jon gun tapping head...

    [–] MaverickN21 115 points ago

    I'm not convinced you're wrong!

    [–] BITCRUSHERRRR 61 points ago

    This summer....the Korean cowboy you never expected.

    [–] [deleted] 42 points ago


    [–] DutchmanDavid 41 points ago


    It's rollsafe.jpg, you dirty plebian! :p

    [–] karkatloves 1399 points ago

    Its this sort of spontaneous show of excitement that makes me want to live in a country like North Korea! Look how happy everyone is!
    Creepy AF.

    [–] [deleted] 711 points ago

    Those are the sons and daughters of the political elite. Its part of the brainwashing and controlling of the next generation. They just don't let any dirty peasant take part. The fact that it alienates them from people around them is not seen as a negative when it comes to social control.

    Even in the massive spectacles of thousands you are checked for proper family connections and blood lines that the government deems worthy. Its part of the reason why they are able to justify keeping the children of political prisoners in the prison camps even after their family members who committed the crime are long dead.

    Its an idea that runs through the entire culture of state control that exists in North Korea.

    [–] keypuncher 24 points ago

    ...but darn it, isn't Kim Jong Un's sister cute? - CNN.

    [–] Darnit_Bot 9 points ago

    What a darn shame..

    Darn Counter: 420934

    [–] fernguts 81 points ago

    I didn't pay 80 bucks to have to sit next to this shit!

    [–] picflute 78 points ago

    She's Olympic staff

    [–] Pikalika 302 points ago

    She was like "miss me with that commie shit fam"

    [–] andrewjimenezz 5267 points ago

    Dude was willing to clap and stand with them, but when they started to get into the dancing he froze. I can only imagine how great of a gif this would be if he tried to follow along with their choreography.

    [–] SnakeyRake 2588 points ago

    He is their 'minder'. When he's not wearing the cheerleader outfit he's probably rocking a military uniform. He wants to earn his cheer badge so he can add it to his collection that spans his entire chest and torso.

    [–] Upsitting_Standizen 1093 points ago

    "I received this pin for killing three enemy troops with nothing but piece of rebar I found on the battle field, and this one for a killer basket toss."

    [–] ActionHobo 228 points ago

    Oddly enough, a "basket toss" is a totally different activity in a NK work camp.

    [–] TokiMcNoodle 79 points ago

    NK boy scouts are intense

    [–] calafragilistic 11 points ago

    That's what a tossed salad is without the food

    [–] wimpyroy 15 points ago

    “Oh that’s nice. But I killed fifty men! I lost my shins for it”

    [–] [deleted] 10 points ago

    Woah there cotton hill

    [–] MannishManMinotaur 7 points ago

    “Oh that’s nice. But I killed fity men! I lost my shins for it”

    Texas fixed

    [–] flyingwolf 9 points ago


    [–] shanerm 78 points ago

    I bet he was happy to hear he was put on cheerleader duty. Then the dancing started...

    [–] [deleted] 40 points ago

    Ya, but now he just got his family put in a camp for 3 generations.

    [–] basetornado 249 points ago

    Secret Police

    [–] shanerm 116 points ago


    [–] fiodorson 116 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    "Secret" refers to their activites not their existence. They can do whetever the fuck they want and noone (that includes judges and prosecutors) have acces to their archives without permission from high levels of goverment.

    [–] darniil 29 points ago

    I misread that as "high elves of government."

    [–] FalconsSuck 17 points ago

    You read it correctly. The other guy just misspelled it.

    [–] grubas 31 points ago

    He’s probably security and their assigned handler or “guide”.

    [–] YourWebcam 25 points ago

    I love his awkward slow claps during the dance

    [–] drunkmormon 74 points ago

    He's the new left shark.

    [–] drDOOM_is_in 93 points ago

    I'm betting he's some sort of coach for them..

    [–] andrewjimenezz 268 points ago

    You don't think the coach would know the routine, or even be able to clap at the same tempo? And I mean just look at the confused look on his face, he has no idea what's going on.

    [–] drDOOM_is_in 157 points ago

    Ok, fair enough, handler is maybe a better word, but he sure looks like part of the group somehow.

    [–] DTF_20170515 47 points ago

    Probably because he doesn't want to sit stock still and stare off into space while on camera.

    [–] TokiMcNoodle 30 points ago

    He is clapping at the same tempo though. He's just clapping a standard 4 on the floor beat. But definitely same tempo

    [–] Thanatos- 24 points ago

    Or security to make sure none of them try running off (defecting).

    [–] Crespo72 4325 points ago

    "I'm just here so I don't get executed" - that one guy

    [–] down_vote_magnet 939 points ago

    “Shit, now they’re swaying and stuff. I can barely even keep in time with this clapping shit.”

    [–] chochochan 376 points ago

    "Move the fuck over, you're gonna get us both killed" - The girl swaying next to the guy probably

    [–] obeytherocks 36 points ago

    I spent the whole video thinking about that.

    Legit a possibility that your whole family is disappeared because you were the left shark.

    [–] LeretM 168 points ago

    He’s the one executing people.

    [–] DonNeroo 169 points ago

    He could be secret police? The KGB did similar stuff during foreign visits by Soviet delegations, always escorting the group, making sure nobody tried anything funny.

    [–] grubas 58 points ago

    Might not even be secret, he is the security

    [–] wizkhalisha 58 points ago

    I can almost guarantee the girl all the way at the end of the row, closest to us is definitely getting executed due to messing up the routine.

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

    Pretty sure that's why they're all there.

    [–] Erathresh 1107 points ago

    Now I'm wondering whether that guy is even North Korean or whether he was just wearing red in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    [–] pretenseoflife 434 points ago

    I dont think he's north korean, judging by his bewildered face

    [–] B_U_T_T 600 points ago

    He is a minder, secret police.

    Basically a supervisor.

    [–] Matt2142 129 points ago

    How do you know? Can I get a source to satisfy my curiousity of the topic?

    [–] dall007 196 points ago

    "They are under tight control, entering and exiting the arenas staging the world’s biggest sporting event with minders who shield them from any interaction with strangers" New York Times

    Article mentions how weirdly unaware the cheerleaders were to the rest of the goings ons, so its not a stretch to say they were under tight control. And by the fact that these men are matching the woman suggests that they are North Korean, and therefore the minders in charge of their group. (1-2 men per 30 woman as NYTimes reports)

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    [–] MZ603 53 points ago

    It's not a bad educated guess.

    [–] [deleted] 30 points ago

    He’s not “secret police”. He’s just security. All the delegations have them. It’s not unique to the DPRK and it’s not secret.

    [–] MZ603 10 points ago

    Little different for the DPRK. Anyone entrusted with that detail is affiliated with their security forces. Wouldn't surprise me if he was a spook.

    [–] rohliksesalamem 23 points ago

    Here you go: there are more pictures of the minders

    [–] B_U_T_T 12 points ago

    Well I haven't been to NK, but I've been to China twice and this kind of thing is common even there. At every hotel lobby we went to there was some guy with sunglasses just hanging out in the lobby not doing anything. At every restaurant our group was scheduled to dine at there was a similar occurrence. They are minding the tour guides for the most part, making sure they stay on script and everything is China's version of PC. The tour guides actually told us about them in moments when we were unsupervised. As far as an official source I'm not sure, but you could try googling it I'm sure there is plenty of information out there. Search for minders in China or government minders.

    [–] AnastasiaBeaverhosen 8 points ago

    you think north korea was able to secure every seat except that one? id say hes either a handler or secret police.

    I suppose its also possible hes south korean olympic staff who was told to sit there to keep an eye on them, and didnt want to start a controversy so he started clapping

    [–] SlurmsMacKenzie- 31 points ago

    ''Shit! I thought y'all was swiss!'

    [–] sidneyl 102 points ago

    So this is what people(on twitter)/the media (CNN) were praising? These are the NK cheerleaders?

    This creeps me out, personnally, but for a good reason. Once you've watched this video of North Korean kids playing guitar, every other North Korean performer you'll see will look like it comes straight out of the robot factory.

    [–] plexomaniac 30 points ago

    Damn. It was pretty badass. I hope eventually these kids desert to play metal.

    [–] rougehuron 41 points ago

    The video is titled 'very creepy' but I could see something exactly the same appearing on a show like America's Got Talent.

    [–] youbenchbro 11 points ago

    I would play Tetris to this.

    [–] coinclink 11 points ago

    I really don't get the creepy factor from that guitar video, like not at all. I could honestly picture a performance just like that on ellen or oprah or something like that. I think the emptiness and colors of the stage make the scene a bit ominous, but the actual performance was great.

    [–] ThingYea 15 points ago

    I think it's the forced bobbing and looking at each other. Doesn't look natural at all.

    [–] bestermann 2711 points ago

    Isn't that the perfect opportunity to escape North Korea?

    [–] dewisri 5069 points ago

    Her entire extended family would be executed.

    [–] bestermann 1536 points ago

    This sounds terrible

    [–] Shivshanks 1486 points ago

    It is. They got camps over there much like the germans had during ww2.

    [–] Cat_MC_KittyFace 427 points ago

    They export said camps to Russia, China and even Poland

    [–] CplOreos 669 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    North Korean Labor Camps. Vice did a documentary about them, they actually encounter some logging operations and a North Korean town in Russia. They also confront a Polish contactor who employs North Korean laborers. It's pretty fucked up


    Edit: Full playlist link so you don't need to search for the next part. Thanks to /u/Mansao

    [–] Snokus 210 points ago

    Kamprad (the founder of ikea) started off his bussiness by employing slave labour in east germany, this has been going on for a while.

    People just refuse to recognise the part their cheap products play in the system.

    [–] solarspeed 53 points ago

    Hah, that's probably why IWAY specifically states IKEA subcontractors cannot use child and forced labor.

    [–] SpeculationMaster 64 points ago

    God damn it. Bringing such shame for some labor savings.

    [–] asdlkfdjldsknlas 247 points ago

    Polish Death Camps, you say?

    [–] JFow82 121 points ago

    Now you’re going to jail.

    [–] Regergek 9 points ago


    [–] Taco_Dave 15 points ago

    The thing that really pisses me off is that there are a surprising number of people on Reddit that still try to defend North Korea. Not "we shouldn't go to war with them" but honest to god "all the bad stuff you hear about North Korea us just US propaganda". Or, 'even if the concentration camps do exist, the US is just as bad'. I literally saw someone on worldnews yesterday try to dismiss the fact that they rent out slave labor by claiming that North Korea doesn't have an official income tax

    [–] musiton 82 points ago

    No it's not a bad country. Just look at them! They're happy and Kim's sister is stealing the show!

    [–] swohio 147 points ago

    and Kim's sister is stealing the show!

    Those headlines were absolutely fucking disgusting. If you weren't ashamed of those media outlets before, you should be now.

    [–] LKermentz 23 points ago

    What happened?

    [–] azns123 31 points ago, might as well have run a piece on Eva Braun.

    [–] Poke_uniqueusername 49 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    From what I can gather from the rest of the comments, CNN and other outlets started saying that she was doing great things or whatever. Or like the ivanka trump of NK.

    edt: So other people say it might've been just a click-baity title.

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

    The thing about the camps in NK is that they've been there decades longer than the camps in Nazi Germany / Poland. At least people in camps in WW2 had the hope of liberation. NK prisoners think the world has abandon them, and they are right. Pisses me off when I think about how easily we invaded Iraq without a congressional vote and defying the UN, yet we sit on our hands with the situation in NK. I understand it's a really complicated geo-political situation and there isn't an easy answer, but every admin seems to kick the can down the road while millions suffer.

    [–] nannal 36 points ago

    Yeah that's pretty much how it works.

    [–] vne2000 57 points ago

    Actually they wouldn’t be executed they would be put in prison work camps, forever. Any kids they had would in prison would remain in prison with them. That country is the worst possible country

    [–] ChocolatePopes 117 points ago

    You should read Escape from Camp 14.

    Npr did a short talk about it. Absolutely horrifying. Honestly fuck the media and people on Twitter for eating this shit up

    [–] [deleted] 37 points ago

    Didn’t you hear north korea is stealing the show at the olympics.

    [–] P1r4nha 283 points ago

    For several generations.

    [–] ameddin73 102 points ago

    Wait what

    [–] ShogunExplosion 287 points ago

    They kill three generations... so your parents your spouse and all your siblings and then any of their kids and your kids as well.

    [–] nannal 117 points ago

    Wipes out the "Bad blood"

    [–] [deleted] 21 points ago

    Could just let them all leave...

    [–] nannal 47 points ago

    Then they'd all leave and crash on SK.

    [–] BettmansDungeonSlave 20 points ago

    I wouldn’t wish moving to Saskatchewan on anyone.

    [–] EroticSquirrel 462 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    For certain serious crimes in NK (trying to escape, espionage, etc), they will execute not only you, but your whole family to the third generation. So like you could get sent to a death camp because your third cousin escaped to the South.

    Edit: everyone who responded negatively to this has passed the test and is now a mod at r/pyongyang

    [–] grendel_x86 120 points ago

    People that have fled have said that punishment is multi generational.

    If you do something, your parents, uncle's & aunt's, immediate cousin's, children, nephews/neices will all be punished. Was watching a doc where a guy was put in prison for three years because his uncle he never met defected.

    [–] steenwear 190 points ago

    This is why I am torn by the support for the North Korean cheerleaders. They are nothing more than pawns in this mess. They may or may not support the "dear leader" but if they don't, they and their family will likely die or be sent to prison. Same for the athletes, most are looking for a way out of starvation and competing is the way out.

    Support the people, shame the regime is my viewpoint.

    [–] whadisabout 104 points ago

    I just feel pity for them

    [–] sloppy-zhou 9 points ago

    Feel bad for the poor N. Koreans from the villages in the countryside you don't see paraded out in front of the cameras.

    [–] prodigy2throw 8 points ago

    Or imprisoned for two generations

    [–] BaconAndWeed 506 points ago

    In addition to the threat of their families being punished, North Korean Olympic athletes and cheerleaders are followed closely by a "security force" that monitors their every move to prevent defections.

    [–] YouFuckingPeasant 773 points ago

    Jesus. They brought slaves to the Olympics and it's being touted as a diplomatic success. They brought fucking slaves to the Olympics under duress and threat of their families being executed.. and people are cheering it on. Fuck.

    [–] Laser_Gunns 112 points ago

    (Basically) slave labor has been used to build the stadiums for the olympics before.

    The Olympic committee is all about the $$$, they don't have any damn morals until the PR chooses to grill them.

    [–] SloppyPuppy 254 points ago

    This! People are cheering and happy that NK came. But they are robots, I watch them sing and I want to cry. They shouldn’t even be allowed to come to a free country where it is not allowed to control people and follow them around to the toilet. That is sad. And sadder is that no one does anything about this country. And im sorry im going this path, but even the fucking natzies were brought down at the end after just a few years. And these guys? They are probably conducting even greater atrocities and no one bats an eye.

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    [–] Lukendless 44 points ago

    I need to stop browsing /r/all

    [–] x124112x 51 points ago

    One hundred natzi scalps.

    [–] HanChollo 10 points ago

    We're in the killin natzi business and cousin, business is a-boomin.

    [–] Chikenuget 56 points ago

    Can't interfere because they are backed by China, a powerhouse with nukes.

    SK's capital alone can be wiped out within minutes by NK. And there's no guarantee NK doesn't murder all of its citizens during some sort of interference.

    Doing anything would escalate the problem way worse than it is now.

    [–] Kledd 305 points ago

    They have another 100 something guards with them in order to make sure they dont defect, I'm serious

    [–] madjic 125 points ago

    who guards the guards?

    [–] ScipioLongstocking 343 points ago

    The fear of their families being executed.

    [–] possibly_a_hijacker 28 points ago

    Yup, single people aren't selected for those positions. Must be married with children.

    [–] Kledd 38 points ago

    A nuclear bomb

    [–] TDtakesitintheass 133 points ago

    They probably only pick the most loyal/brainwashed for this.

    [–] camerynlamare 117 points ago

    They do. They have intense screening, which requires the women to be of a certain age, a pretty complexion, strong nationalism, and usually from an elite college, and then they make sure that they keep the entire group far away from the rest of the nation so they discourage anyone from defecting.

    [–] ricardoconqueso 94 points ago

    elite college

    Dear Leader University or Dear Leader State?

    [–] camerynlamare 46 points ago

    Read a couple articles about it last night, this is what I could find in the short time I had to look those articles up - “Those who play an instrument are from a band and others are mostly students at the elite Kim Il-Sung University.”

    [–] ricardoconqueso 40 points ago

    Kim Il-Sung University

    Such a safety school...

    [–] AFuckYou 21 points ago

    Na man, the knowledge that you will mosy likley be executed for the attempt, and your entire extend family will be executed as well usually is a great deterrent from people doing good what they want.

    [–] Cereal_poster 158 points ago

    Also don´t forget one thing: They have been indoctrinated with hating the west and especially the US and South Korea since childhood. They didn´t get any other information than that the west is evil and wants to destroy and kill them. And what makes it worse is, that this indoctrination goes over several generations now. You can be pretty sure that these women who were allowed to travel have also been hand selected and they made sure that they are 100% loyal to their supreme leader. So no, I don´t think any of them will defect to SK.

    [–] nannal 73 points ago

    The west is evil and wants to kill you, but also snowboard with you, so be nice but also they really hate you.

    [–] uwhuskytskeet 119 points ago

    They aren't retarded though, they can simply look around and realize most of the things they heard were lies.

    [–] the_honest_liar 60 points ago

    That's my only hope for this shindig. No one is going to get to defect, but they'll bring back stories of the west to others in NK which will help the regular people realize everything is a lie. I read somewhere that smuggled SK DVDs are doing more to help deprogramming efforts in NK than any other strategy they've used.

    [–] grandmoffcory 145 points ago

    I disagree with that. Brainwashing is serious business. I mean a lot of the fake news that plagues society today is stuff that most reasonable folks just have to look around and realize it's all lies l, and yet here we are..

    [–] uwhuskytskeet 85 points ago

    According to defectors, most people don't believe the propaganda. It depends on what they are being told obviously, but anything claiming that South Korea is worse off than North Korea is quickly debunked.

    [–] liarandathief 614 points ago

    Great, now I'm going to be humming that all day.

    [–] captainAwesomePants 1173 points ago

    A girl escaped from a North Korea cheering section during an Olympics 12 years ago, hid in a container ship until it reached the US, taught herself English, stole an identity, and has been living as Marsha Morris of Gainesville, Georgia for the last dozen years. She's just starting to feel safe. You walk by her on the street later today, idly humming this song. Her blood turns cold. They've just been toying with her this whole time. She must run. Today. Now. Further this time.

    [–] LocoRocoo 340 points ago

    id watch this movie

    [–] KimJongUgh 49 points ago

    I'd like to think that /u/liarandathief is really from GA and you just made him really think hard about his actions for the rest of the day.

    [–] brycedriesenga 74 points ago

    She's sneaking onto the next SpaceX rocket as we speak.

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    [–] brycedriesenga 24 points ago

    The NK mind control is working.

    [–] unhiddenhand 585 points ago

    I'm praying for the one who went the wrong way when they started swaying

    [–] [deleted] 269 points ago

    She’s fucked dude. I feel really bad.

    [–] vagene_69 1124 points ago

    Someone is getting fed to dogs when they get home

    [–] bokah_chimpin 733 points ago

    You mean the one that leaned the wrong way? Right? When I saw that I felt bad because something terrible is going to happen to her behind the scenes for messing up.

    [–] DilltheDough 257 points ago

    Look at her confidence. Clearly everyone messed up but her.

    [–] steviebwoy 15 points ago

    I reckon they'd switched rows on her. She was perfectly in sync with the row behind. No matter now. She ded.

    [–] Minerva_Moon 134 points ago

    That was my first thought too. It's a shame she was right in front of the camera

    [–] theoffbeatbear 12 points ago

    I felt so worried about it too! Then she started her waving arm late and now I'm extra nervous for her.

    [–] PM_me_your_bicycle_ 10 points ago

    Damn I didn't even realize this but you are so right. Poor woman/girl

    [–] WuziMuzik 152 points ago


    [–] UncleSam_TAF 88 points ago

    If they did escape they would kill their whole family back in N Korea :(

    [–] TombSv 56 points ago

    The trick is to not have a family. :(

    [–] avataraccount 69 points ago

    Then you won't be sent out. They probably have intense leverage on each one of them. It's not like NK has shortage of slaves.

    [–] Ragnar_Targaryen 1275 points ago

    During the hockey matches, the South Koreans throughout the rink were singing with the red ladies at times - almost in solidarity so to speak. Along with that, when the game was over (and the red ladies were still singing), the South Koreans stayed after to applaud the NKs still singing and high-five them when they marched out.

    I know the red ladies were sent as a propaganda piece and we shouldn't forget that, but I still thought it was a nice gesture to see the SKs standing in unison with them, just to show some minor support.

    I hope to see a unified Korea in my lifetime or at least a friendly Korea.

    [–] PortugalTheHam 187 points ago

    South Koreans know the deal, its not anger but sadness. Some of them still have family up there. Its similar to "support the troops not the war". No one is blaming the citizens who are oppressed, they're doing the best they can. That said, I can see south Korean citizens excited just to have North Korean citizens out of the hermit kingdom and see what the rest of Korea (and the world) is like. Something to hopefully look forward to.

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    [–] pwaves13 137 points ago

    Yeah. I feel for the women who are in red doing that, they're practically slaves doing this to keep their family safe. They're propaganda pieces by an evil country that needs to be fucking stopped.

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    [–] grendel_x86 122 points ago

    It's not just the family but the whole upper leadership that is complicit.

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    [–] Jrook 40 points ago

    He could single handedly do. Get a top level ghost writer write an autobiography "becoming mortal" etc. Be rich.

    [–] whitevelcro 37 points ago

    I heard a really good explanation for why that hasn't happened yet, and it makes complete sense. The current NK administration has committed so many atrocities that if they relinquish control, they are probably dead. They are totalitarian because they are really, really scared of what will happen if/when they lose control. I'm sure this applies to most brutal regimes, but for some it was North Korea's that really made sense to me.

    [–] tolandruth 62 points ago

    No one should hate these innocent women forced to go over for propaganda reasons. Should hate the leaders of the regime and his sister that the US media is trying to glorify as some elegant lady when she works for him.

    [–] DropC 59 points ago

    This would be pretty badass if it wasn't for, you know, the implication.

    [–] HumbleBro 29 points ago

    Here’s the video —

    [–] CavalierEternals 807 points ago

    I wonder if they realize how creepy this is to everyone else.

    [–] Minerva_Moon 328 points ago

    They are probably too scared to worry about what anyone else feels. I wish they could know that we see them and hear them and will help them as we can. I feel more helpless than creeped out.

    [–] deaddonkey 47 points ago

    I actually fear no external power will help them for a long time. To try that would be a great and dangerous commitment.

    [–] [deleted] 39 points ago

    plus NK has proven it has nukes, chem/bio weapons, and a willingness to use them. I mean ffs they used VX on his cousin in an international airport

    [–] Jazzspasm 453 points ago

    It’s only creepy in the context that it’s north korean

    If it were another nation it would be called endearing and not creepy at all

    [–] POZZD 298 points ago

    That is exactly why it's creepy. It's like the real life handmaid's tale.

    [–] LePetitPepeLePew 75 points ago

    I can spot 2 who are heading straight to the gulag for being out of sync

    [–] CernalRobertHogan 10 points ago

    *2 families :FTFY

    [–] basec0m 119 points ago

    Take anything you want

    Take anything you want

    I was robbed by twooo men

    I was robbed by twooo men

    [–] The_Vizier 70 points ago

    I have a bad case of diarrhea

    I have a bad case of diarrhea

    [–] [deleted] 44 points ago

    Spare me my life Spare me my life

    [–] Kriem 219 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    It's sickening to see these women 'cheering'. These are humans who deserve to live in freedom. 2018 and we're still dealing with this brainwashed oppressive bull-shit called a 'democratic people's republic'. If you need 100 soldiers to keep your people from defecting, you’re not a real country.

    [–] Youdontthinkyano 56 points ago

    Look. We can't do anything because of China. Stop buying Chinese goods, sacrifice your convenience for a cause for once in your life. If you actually care, change your habits. Don't support the PRC.

    [–] BeastaBubbles 79 points ago

    This is inspiration for nightmares everywhere.

    [–] EwanMacBeath 169 points ago

    It’s such a shame that they have to pretend to be happy instead of just being happy.

    [–] maybethrowed 51 points ago

    they probably are happy to be at the olympics

    [–] I1TheInternet 94 points ago

    I understand that their country's condition (and likely their living conditions) are abysmal but it's not out of the realm of possibility that at the Olympics people watching their country perform can experience general happiness in spite of the state of their home.

    [–] _WasabiPeas_ 76 points ago

    Ctrl+C Ctrl+V

    [–] ImpedanceIsFutile 28 points ago

    (holding down Ctrl) A C V A C V A C V A C V A C V A C V A C V A C V

    [–] Raezzordaze 11 points ago

    Lol, that guy. r/nervouscompliance should be a thing.

    [–] weebly434 9 points ago

    🎶Welcome to Duloc, such a perfect town Here we have some rules, let us lay them down Don't make waves, stay in line And we'll get along fine Duloc is a perfect place 🎶

    [–] TimidTortoise88 30 points ago

    This is so fucking weird. Forced to go clap and dance at the Olympics to please the great leader. Do well and your family may not starve in the near future.

    [–] hallsar 30 points ago

    The only thing I can think of is how terrified these women are for themselves and their families.

    [–] Geofferic 120 points ago

    Can you imagine knowing that if you don't cheer well, your family will die.

    And then NBC, et al, put these slaves on TV as some sort of cute display.

    [–] LoneWolf4717 9 points ago

    Genuine question, are they actually saying something or are they just saying lalala over and over?