Kim Jong Il Had A Fan Club And They Really, Really Hated Team America

The official website of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has a forum where Hermit Kingdom groupies from around the world can share their admiration for the Pyongyang regime. When Team America was released, the wrath of fandom was on full display, with one declaring, "Kim Jong Il is really NOT a lonely man."

The complete text of the 2005 conversation, accessible through the Web Archive, is an unintentionally hilarious outpouring of love for "Dear Leader," coupled with a debate over how to respond to the slanderous puppets.


Here are some highlights:


I am terrored! A film has just arrived on the markets of Cameroon, this film the American Police Team or some name that is similar. My nephew, purchased this and asked me to watch because he said is had something to do with DPRK. The shock I see! The general, beloved general, Kim Jong Il is a puppet character in this film and speaking the most offending things! He swears in English, kills his interpreter, and turns into a small insect at the end.

They make the Dear Leader to be evil man, and lonely man. They find risible the undying love of the Korean people? They think the leadership of DPRK and the revolution is a joke? Forgive me for saying but makers of this film are bastard people! I denounce them and curse them! Bastard people!


J. Nelson [Cameroon]

That sounds like the recent film "Team America: World Police". This was strongly denounced by the DPRK, and their embassies asked for the film to be banned in some countries, such as the Czech Republic. However, it is such a brainless piece of work that bears little relation to the art of cinema that it's not worth extending too much anger about.

Comradely regards,

Jim [United Kingdom]

And comrades, not to forget: Kim Jong Il is really NOT a lonely man, he´s the father of the whole Korean nation!!! Long live Kim Jong Il !!!

[Unnamed, Germany]

Team America: World Police, is a terrible movie...I would not pay it too much attention though as it was rated horribly and is not a very popular movie. Its creators are the same who made the show South Park, and it is not meant to be taken seriously. It's a shame that is slanders and puts the DPRK in such a terrible light...however picketing the movie would only give it even more publicity and make people want to see it more. I think it's best to just let the movie collect dust on the shelves…. I think the DPRK should work on a good film with the aim of publishing to the world, so they can actually see how life inside the DPRK is. Many people will pass it off as propaganda, however it would for sure reach at least some people and students.

[Unnamed, Canada]

Read the entire exchange here.

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