Some Media in Asia Don’t Get the Joke About “Sexy” Kim

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By: Steve Herman | Voice of America

SEOUL — When the satirical U.S. newspaper and website The Onion named North Korea’s portly young leader this year’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” a lot of readers online around the world had a good laugh. But in China and South Korea the satire appeared to be lost in translation and has been re-published as straight news – a story gleefully reported by international media outlets Wednesday.

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