Kim Jong Il
It is no surprise that when Kim Jong Il died, #teamamerica was trending.
He was a terrible psychopath who inflicted cruel and unusual torture to a captive nation. This brief, creative, info-packed clip from the excellent TV show Hungry Beast summarises this mad man’s legacy perfectly.
NOTE: I should probably write about Kim Jong Il’s bizarre fascination with pop culture (touched upon in the Hungry Beast clip above) and about the time his son once caused an international incident when trying to sneak into Disneyland (he wasn’t meant to leave North Korea, and his identity was meant to be hidden from the world) but I don’t have it in me. Google it. I think the important point, however, is that, whilst his eccentricities seem like good joke fodder for us outside North Korea, those eccentricities have caused a world of pain for those within North Korea. Hopefully his death will lead to some sort of positive change for them.