North Korea Begs China to Stop Calling Kim Jong-un Fat

Kim Jong Un
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un / AP

North Korean ministers have made a state request to officials in China begging them to stop referring to their "glorious leader" Kim Jong-un as fat, according to the Sun.

The officials in the North Korean government reportedly asked China to stop referring to their overweight leader as Jin San Pang, or "Kim Fatty III," in media or conversations.

Other nicknames used by China's media for the "glorious leader" include Jin Pang Pang (Kim Fat Fatty) and Jin San Fei (Kim Abundant III).

The Apple Daily, a Hong Kong-based tabloid-style newspaper, has reported that officials in Pyongyang have pressed old friends for quick action. North Korean ministers fear heads will roll if Kim Fatty III finds out about his unflattering nicknames.

It has been widely cited that the plump leader's extravagant taste is largely to blame for his weight, gaining 88 pounds in his five years in power from feasting on Swiss cheese, whiskey, and scallops.