Geez, they’re almost as gullible as our own state-run media.
Editors at China’s top Communist Party newspaper have been left red faced after declaring North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’.
The People’s Daily ran a series of striking photos of their neigbouring country’ s young leader to accompany news of the award – a hoax gong handed out by US satirical website The Onion.
‘The Onion has named North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un as the sexiest man alive for the year 2012,’ declared the paper.
The award is a trademark hoax by the popular Onion website but the heavily tongue in cheek story failed to register a smirk with Chinese editors, who are keen to report positive stories about the hermit leader who runs China’s fellow communist neighbours.
‘With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman’s dream come true.