Rumor: Ri Sol-ju, the North Korean First Lady, is a former pornstar
Ri Sol-ju has a secret pornstar past that she and her husband, Kim Jong-un, are desperately trying to keep hidden. This, at least, is the latest rumor circulating around the Korean peninsula and the Internet. You may recall that several weeks ago, it was reported that North Korea executed several popular musicians as punishment for making homemade porn. Many are now wondering if those people were put to death because they were aware of Ri Sol-ju’s exploits in the underground porn world.
Before marrying Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, Ri Sol-ju was a member of the Unhasu Orchestra. In August, several current and former members of that orchestra were arrested for allegedly being involved in an illegal porn ring. All of them were executed – by a machine gun firing squad – a few days later. One of them, Hyon Song-wol, was actually an ex-girlfriend of Kim Jong-un. Additionally, while all of this was happening, Ri Sol-ju disappeared from public view. She only returned to the public spotlight a few days ago, during a press event where she was seen smiling and sitting next to her husband.
In a report published in the Korea Times, a North Korean defector was quoted as talking about the connections between the Unhasu Orchestra and the world of secret sex and porn videos…
While it is impossible to confirm or deny the speculation, which emerged out of the alleged execution of the members of the orchestra, a North Korean defector said that pornography involving its members was not out of the question.
“When I was in North Korea, the Unhasu Orchestra was not widely known to people,” said the defector, who arrived in South Korea in 2008.
“At that time, they were secretly regarded as Kim Jong-il’s (so-called) Pleasure Brigade.”
The brigade is a troupe of attractive young women whose function was to help Kim and his officials “relax.”
In addition, the spread of porn videos was viral in the North in the early to mid-2000s, the defector said.
Was Ri Sol-ju a pornstar?
The answer to that question may never be fully understood. As it stands, there certainly seems to be a lot of circumstantial evidence supporting the idea that Ri Sol-ju was at one time a call girl and/or an underground pornstar. And if this is true, it would also help explain why North Korea is so hellbent on executing anyone suspected of being involved in the porn business. Because if a video of Kim Jong-un’s wife surfaced showing her performing hardcore sex acts, it would be a huge embarrassment to his regime.
All of that being said, there has yet to be any concrete evidence linking Ri Sol-ju to porn. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist or that the rumors aren’t true, just that it can’t be proven. And you can bet that if such evidence did exist, the North Korean secret police would be working very, very hard to destroy it. Which is why it’s entirely possible that rumors of Ri Sol-ju being a former North Korean pornstar/hooker may remain as just a rumor.
What do you think?