Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 11:11
View the story "China posts Onion's 'Sexiest Man Alive' story as actual news" on Storify] China posts Onion's 'Sexiest Man Alive' story as actual news Chalk another one up for the fake news service the Onion. China reportedly copied the parody site's story as actual news after the story declared Chinese leader Kim Jong Un the world's sexiest man alive.
Storified by Stephen Green · Wed, Nov 28 2012 08:16:34
Chalk another one up for the fake news service the Onion. China reportedly copied the parody site's story as actual news after the story declared North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the world's sexiest man alive.
The newspaper, which is the Chinese Communist Party official newspaper, quoted several segments from the Onion story.
The People's Daily reported the Onion said,"Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side, Kim made this newspaper's editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, of course, that famous smile."
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One of the news site's editors spoke out saying they first picked the story up after seeing the story on China's state-run Guangming Daily website.
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