D'aww... Kim Jong-Un Used To Look So Cute

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It's hard to imagine the rotund dictator and supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was ever a cute innocent child, especially after what he did to his uncle last year. But lo-and-behold, North Korean central news agency KCNA recently released a series of photos of the young leader for all to see.

Spotted on That's Online, via China Radio International, state television in North Korea showed off photos of Kim as a child in part to celebrate North Korean pilots.

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How do the photos tie into pilots? They feature young Kim sitting in a cockpit! Well, at least that's what KCNA says. In the last photo, it almost doesn't even look like Kim. Then again, all we can see is the back of his head.

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Who would've thunk it that the fat little child would grow up to become the fat little man that he is today?

Here Are Some Childhood Photos Of Kim Jong-Un [CRI via That's Online]

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Eric is a Beijing based writer and all around FAT man. You can contact him @FatAsianTechie@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @FatAsianTechie

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DISCUSSION

I enjoy the odd poke at this idiot as much as the next guy. And yeah, it's funny to see him when he was a little cunt. But, I feel that the eye roll and shrug of "oh, North Korea" is really starting to numb people to how much of a monster he is.

The conditions of North Korea are partially known, but when a lot of the stuff that happens there is sometimes delivered in a way, that is basically saying "well, what did you expect?".

This isn't a case of enforcing Western principles on another country, or the idea of democracy and the propaganda of freedom, but that this guy is evil. It doesn't matter which way you slice it.

People laugh at how much of a mess the place is, how archaic its attempt at progress is, but people live there. Children are being born there. It's just sad.

It's not the only or first country to be in this state, and it won't be the last unless somehow we manage to reach a global utopia, but I don't think we should lighten the severity of the situation of North Korea anymore.