Kim Jong Un ate too much cheese and withdrew from public life.
According to newly discovered accounts, KIM JONG UN was once thought to have withdrew from public life due to a cheese addiction.
In photos released by North Korean state media in December, the Supreme Leader, who turned 38 today, appeared noticeably slimmer.
Mr Kim was photographed at a crucial ruling meeting, where he usually makes major policy announcements for the coming year.
The Workers’ Party Central Committee was meeting, according to the Korean Central News Agency, to decide policies that would “guide our party and people […] to the next stage of victory.”
Mr. Kim’s continued weight loss at the meeting fueled speculation that he was suffering from health problems.
In the face of severe food shortages, North Korean authorities claim that the leader is simply eating less.
Mr Kim’s weight has fluctuated over the course of his ten years as Supreme Leader, with reports that he once weighed 20 stone due to a Swiss cheese addiction.
Between 1993 and 1998, Mr Kim was a student at the private International School of Berne in Switzerland, where he reportedly developed a fondness for cheese.
According to a report in the Mirror, he has special shipments delivered to North Korea, and he has sent envoys to France to enroll North Korean cooks in cheese-making courses.
Mr Kim allegedly withdrew from public life in 2014 after consuming an excessive amount of Emmental cheese.
According to one expert, the leader had gout as a result of his food addiction.
Mr Kim was seen limping while attending the anniversary of his grandfather’s death in 2014.
“Based on his gait, it appears he has gout,” Michael Madden, a North Korean expert, told the Mirror. “Something due to a diet and genetic predisposition that has affected other members of the Mr Kim family.”
After his father, Kim Jong Il, died of a heart attack in 2011, Mr Kim ascended to the throne.
North Korea’s economy has been decimated in the last two years by coronavirus and international sanctions imposed in response to the country’s nuclear arsenal.
After being hit by severe flooding, the country is now facing a food crisis.
North Korea was short of 860,000 tonnes of food in 2021, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.
This equates to 2.3 months’ worth of food consumption.
At the moment.
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