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China Agrees to Censor Online Fat Shaming of Kim Jong-Un

kim jong un via cnn screengrabApparently people in China have been making fun of nearby North Korean Kim Jong-Un’s weight, and the Chinese government is having none of it.

North Korean officials asked China to ban unflattering nicknames for their leader in the media. As a result, Chinese websites are censoring popular names for Kim Jong-Un like “Kim Fatty the Third.”

You can’t make this stuff up, folks.

“We disapprove of any country with insulting and mocking remarks,”┬áChinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said, according to Sky News. Chinese search engine┬áBaidu had reportedly stopped turning up results for certain nicknames, but still showed results for others, such as “Kim Fat Fat Fat.”

[Screengrab via CNN]

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