Skip to comments.N. Korea: Satirical Song Causing Consternation(adaptation of SK's 'Three Bears')
Posted on 11/06/2010 7:58:05 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Satirical Song Causing Consternation
By Park Sung Kook
[2010-10-27 16:46 ]
North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity (NKIS) says that a popular North Korean childrens song has been changed to include satirical references to the Kim family dynasty, and the new version is spreading in North Korea, unsettling the authorities.
NKIS, citing an inside source, revealed, The lyrics of a childrens song satirizing Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Eun have been found in a classroom and the restroom at Osandeok Senior Middle School.
The childrens song is a well-known one in South Korea called Three Bears.
The re-written lyrics of the song, NKIS claims, are as follows: Three bears in a house, pocketing everything; grandpa bear, papa bear and baby bear. Grandpa Bear is fat, Papa Bear is fat, too, and Baby Bear is a doofus.
Even though when singing the song the Kim family members are not named, a short glance reveals the songs satirical nature, leading the authorities to reportedly treat it as a reactionary element and investigate its origin.
The real song, which is about a cute bear family with a chubby papa bear, a slim mommy bear and a cute baby bear in a house, has been popular since 2007, when a famous South Korean drama, Full House, in which main characters sing the song several times, reached North Korea.
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She made herself the most subversive woman to N. Korean regime. Her hair-style(below) has also become the target of crackdown recently.
Must crack down on that hair style!!!
She sure doesn’t look like a goose-stepper...
Do they sing Cutey Honey too?
BTW, Song Hyekyo is INNOCENT!!!
Well, stamping out subversive satire does give a repressive regime something useful to do I guess. It distracts attention away from the fact that many of them are starving to death.
Woah yeah, she can be my teacher any old time....
I watch a lot of subtitled Korean dramas at dramafever and mysoju. “Full House” is on my list after I watch the final episode of “Sungkyankwan Scandal”.
Not to mention the crackdown on “western” hair styles.
Agreed. “Deviant” hairdos are severely frowned upon by the Chairman Mao Padded Suit Set, apparently.
"Then Goldilocks arrived and ..."
(FReepers, complete the story)
It makes me smile to think of NK officials getting bent out of shape over a children’s rhyme, but then sometimes the simplest messages are also the most subversive. I hope it drives Chia Head and Fat Boy crazy!
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