Imagine what would happen if Kim Jong Un and Kim Kardashian fell in love and produced a child. There’s a chance she would be called Kim Jong Kardashiun and would look exactly like these portraits by Instagram image manipulator extraordinaire, Thejohnnysmith.
The Texan artist explains that he finds “both Kim Kardashian and Kim Jong-un (and North Korea in general) very fascinating and very disturbing. […] They use and manipulate mass media to get people into following their culturally destructive ideals. Also, neither have talent and are using what has been handed down to them. And they’re both Kims.” It’s a pretty extraordinary coincidence, isn’t it?
On the day of Kim Jong-un’s 33rd birthday, we present to you a mini-gallery of Kim + Kim mashups:
On a more serious note, this Instagram account shows what real life in North Korea looks like.