Kim lookalike of North Korean leader sparks controversy in Australia

14 May, 2022
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Kim lookalike of North Korean leader sparks controversy in Australia

A man resembling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un disrupted the Australian election campaign on Friday when he stormed an event attended by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

"Thank you very much. Gladys Liu is the Communist candidate for Australia," said the man, who gave his name as Howard X, before one of Morrison's aides interrupted him.

"Oops, you're going to have to leave. That's the most offensive thing I've seen in any campaign," said Aide Nick Crevey, to which the man replied, "Sorry, you're not telling the commander in chief what to do. I support Gladys Liu."

Liu said in a statement that she is focused on delivering results to the Melbourne communities she represents, adding: "I will not be distracted by my opponents and their dirty tactics."

Liu was born in Hong Kong and has lived in Australia for more than 30 years.


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