CNN is no stranger to criticism from displeased Americans. However, the network’s decision to laud Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un engendered the most recent condemnations. As documented by The Hill, critics felt as though CNN willfully turned a blind eye to the plethora of human rights violations committed by the Kim family.
CNN’s Praise of Kim Yo Jong
On Saturday, CNN published a piece in which they opined that Kim Yo Jong “stole the show” at the Winter Olympics.
“If “diplomatic dance” were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un’s younger sister would be favored to win gold,” read the opening line of the network’s article. They then proceeded to laud Kim Yo Jong’s “smile,” “handshake,” and “warm message.”
CNN even compared Kim Jong Un’s sister to First Daughter Ivanka Trump.
The controversial article can be read in full by clicking here.
Backlash Regarding CNN’s Praise of Kim Yo Jong
CNN’s track record as staunch critics of the Trump administration greatly contributed to the many raised eyebrows which followed after the network’s praise of Kim Yo Jong. As previously stated, many Americans took issue with the multiple human rights violations committed by the Kim family. For instance, North Korea imprisoned, tortured, and murdered U.S. college student Otto Warmbier following accusations that he purloined a poster.