This would be humorous if it was not so tragic (assuming this is not propaganda perpetrated by anti north Korea groups – but I think there is potentially more truth to this than the propaganda from the north). I am sure many north Korea people could have been fed (or given warm jackets) for the cost of remodeling this statue. I cannot adequately describe the human rights tragedies that the Kim Family Regime has inflicted on its own people.
You do need to go to the link and look at the photos of the statues as well as video.
Kim Jong-il goes casual: North Korea gives statue of late dear leader a makeover - by replacing suit jacket with an anorak
- Thousands of officials gathered in central Pyongyang for the unveiling
- Statue's bizarre transformation was captured in two photographs
By LEON WATSON
PUBLISHED: 03:35 EST, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:38 EST, 11 February 2013
A towering statue of North Korea's former leader Kim Jong-il has been given a bizarre makeover - by having a giant bronze anorak to the late dictator added.
More than a year after the dictator's death in December 2011 thousands of military and government officials gathered in central Pyongyang for the unveiling.
The Kim Jong-il statue was placed on Pyongyang's Mansudae Hill alongside a similar tribute to his father and North Korea's founder, Kim Il-sung, who ruled the country from 1948 until his death in 1994.
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But the designers of Kim Jong-il's bronze homage now appear to have modified their creation.
Originally clad in a suit jacket, authorities seemingly concluded that an anorak was more fitting for their 'Dear Leader'.
The statue's bizarre transformation was captured in two photographs taken by Japanese news agency Kyodo.
The first image, taken in December last year, shows, Kim Jong-il's bronze frame wrapped in a stiff, almost knee-length jacket.
The second photograph, taken on February 10 this year, shows the jacket has been replaced with an anorak.
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