Kim Jong-Un Just Banned All Forms of Sarcasm in North Korea

Good luck with that.

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In the latest ridiculous news from Kim Jong-un’s extraordinarily oppressive rule over North Korea, the dictator has just banned any use of sarcasm in the Hermit Kingdom. 

The absurd ban was instated after North Korean officials caught wind of remarks they deemed to be sarcastic circulating through the tragically isolated country, according to the Independent. 

Expressions like, “This is all America’s fault,” for instance, are now considered to be illegal criticism of the regime. 

“This habit of the central authorities of blaming the wrong country when a problem’s cause obviously lies elsewhere has led citizens to mock the party,” an anonymous source told the Independent.”

How the obviously paranoid leader plans to enforce this ban is a mystery, but surely they have the technology and economic resources to monitor each word uttered from every one of the country’s 25 million people… see what we did there? 

In other shitty Kim Jong-un-related news, North Korea has concluded their fifth nuclear test, and they now claim to have warheads small enough to fit on missiles. 

Sure, North Korea made dubious claims about their military capabilities in the past, but we’re totally sure this one is legit (being sarcastic here). But seriously let’s make sure this nutjob can’t hit us with his nukes, OK?

H/T Independent