Chinese State Media Fooled By Onion’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” Kim Jung-Un

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Nov. 27 2012 2:04 PM

Chinese State Media Fooled By Onion’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” Kim Jung-Un

Add writers at a Chinese propaganda newspaper to the long list of people fooled by the Onion.

Chinese state media's People's Daily reported that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un was named "The Onion's Sexiest Man Alive." The paper reprinted choice excerpts from the satirical story, including the faux-compliment "He has that rare ability to somehow be completely adorable and completely macho at the same time." The paper also took things a step further by including an adoring 55-photo slideshow of the North Korean leader in various poses of "sexiness."

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Had they read a bit more carefully, perhaps they would have been tipped off by previous winners, including Bashar al-Assad in 2011, Bernie Madoff in 2010, and Ted Kaczynski in 2008.