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JH Ahn was an NK News contributor based in Seoul. He previously worked as an interpreter for United States Forces Korea.
North Korea’s state-run KCTV network used the popular “birthday dog” Internet meme to criticize Americans’ extravagant lifestyles.
As seen in a video released on YouTube, KCTV’s current issue talk show Today’s World used the picture of Riley, more commonly known as the “birthday dog.”
“That is absolutely hilarious,” said Kim Heung-kwang, director of NK Intellectuals Solidarity. “I have heard of cases where DPRK media producers used the wrong pictures on a movie or newspaper, but this is the first time seeing it on the internet.”
Kim added that North Korean