Huffpost Comedy

Kim Jong Il Dead: The Funniest Tweets Responding To North Korean Dictator's Passing

Posted: Updated:

Twitter lit up with reactions, political commentary and puns on the word "ill" Sunday night as users learned of the death of Kim Jong Il, the former ruler of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea whose eccentricities were often at the forefront of a personal life shrouded in secrecy. Kim's appearance and strange, enigmatic personality made him frequent target of parody and satire.

Usually, when a public figure short of Osama bin Laden dies, reaction tends to be measured and at least a bit solemn, even among comedians. In the case of Kim, however, the response to news of his death was less than respectful -- after all, to most of the world Kim Jong Il is as abstract and removed from reality as they come. It's hard to take seriously a leader whose official biography states that his birth was marked by "double rainbow over the mountain and a new star in the heavens."

Keeping with the tradition of Twitter offsetting reverence, comedians responded to Kim's death with jabs, puns, and a slew of other reactions to the death of the "Dear Leader." Check out some of the best reactions so far.

Funniest Tweets About Kim Jong-Il's Death
Share this
Current Slide


Suggest a correction

Around the Web

The Best Twitter Reactions To The Death Of Kim Jong-Il

KimJongil - Twitter

Kim Jong-il (thedearleader) on Twitter

Twitter Reacts to Kim Jong-Il's Death

Kim Jong-il, North Korean leader, dies | World news |

The Best Twitter Jokes About Kim Jong-Il's Death | Slacktory | The ...

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Is Dead -

Facebook Users Quote Tweets About Kim Jong Il's Death

Kim Jong Il's Death Sparks Twitter Users To React To North Korean ...

Kim Jong Il Death Explodes on Twitter ... - Hollywood Reporter