PYONGYANG – Kim Jong-Un has explained his decision to execute his uncle came after struggling to find a suitable Christmas gift for the “difficult” former regime advisor.
Reports within the country suggest the North Korean leader had begun the search for a gift before deciding it was less hassle to execute his uncle and move on to the remaining members of his family.
Jang Song-thaek was accused of returning up to four Christmas gifts given to him under previous regimes.
Tis the season
It’s understood the once powerful uncle was notoriously difficult to shop for and rumours had begun circulating that he would be removed from this year’s Christmas list.
Kim Jong-Un was confident holiday shopping would now be “much much” easier, though he was forced to admit the family Christmas dinner might be awkward.
North Korean state television described Mr Jang as “despicable human scum” and a “total ball ache to shop for”.
In lengthy article foaming with outraged rhetoric, North Korea’s official news agency accused Jang Song-thaek of plotting to return his Christmas gifts as early as November.
Mr Jang admitted his crimes in court and a death sentence was “immediately executed”.
The report said: “Jang Song-thaek dreamed such a foolish dream of receiving the perfect Christmas gift despite failing to give so much as a hint as to what kind of stuff he’s into.”
“He is then disappointed on Christmas Day and more often than not has the nerve to ask if you kept the receipt.”
“How are you supposed to shop for someone like that?”
Christmas shopping made easy
North Korean experts said the brutal move was a clear sign that there would be no backsies this festive season.
This after state media detailed previous presents that had been returned or gone unused by Song-thaek including a handmade “World’s Best Uncle” mug given to him by and eight-year-old Kim Jung-Un.
Now 30, the young dictator recalled “spending a whole weekend with mom making that mug and uncle never drank from it once. What the hell dude?!”
The ruthless disposal of Mr Jang would have serious implications beyond Christmas according to one analyst, with birthdays and other gift giving seasons now under more scrutiny.
“I think what he’s telling people – family members and military personnel alike – is that when you receive your gift you need to be grateful.”
“Or there will be grave repercussions.”