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Gen Z Makes Dictator Kim Jong-un’s Latest Propaganda Song Go Viral

May 6, 2024 11:36 am in by

North Korea’s eccentric leader, Kim Jong-un, has unexpectedly taken TikTok by storm with his latest propaganda song, earning praise from users for its “dystopian” vibes and undeniable catchiness.

The track, named ‘Friendly Father’, has propelled Kim into the realm of TikTok stardom, with Gen Z’ers across the platform grooving to its electropop beats. This isn’t the first time North Korea has dabbled in propagandist pop; it’s just the latest in a series of tunes spanning five decades.

@musicbylevine its kinda fire tbh #fyp #trend #disco #futurefunk #kimjongun #northkorea #kimjongunremix #kimjonun #remix ♬ original sound – The News Movement
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With lyrics praising Kim’s leadership and promising a “brighter future” for his people, the song’s accompanying video showcases scenes of triumph, including football victories and what appears to be scientists cheering Kim on during the pandemic.

One TikTok user summed up the song’s appeal with, “It’s so dystopian in the catchiest way,” capturing the sentiment shared by many.

Among the flood of comments, some users couldn’t resist injecting humour into the mix. “Taylor Swift been real quiet since this dropped,” joked one, while another quipped:

“Producer: how much smiles do you want?”

“Kim Jong Un: yes”

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This viral sensation marks the first time a song promoting Kim Jong-un has achieved such widespread recognition, adding yet another unexpected twist to the ever-evolving landscape of internet culture.

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