Popular Chinese web portal ‘Sina’ posted a clip from the American satire show hosted by Jon Stewart, The Daily Show. The segment apparently became one of the most-watched Daily Show clips ever. It received around 2.8 million views and thousands of comments as well.
The eight-minute clip was basically revolved around DPRK’s nuclear war threats. The title of the segment was ‘Nuke Kid on the Block’, referring to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un who is infamous for his nuclear threats to South Korea and the United States of America.
The reason behind the video’s phenomenal success is being linked to the increasing dislike among the people of China for their ally North Korea. Chinese President Xi Jinping over the weekend made a vague statement, expressing the country’s disapproval towards Kim Jong Un’s nuclear policies. He said that no country has the right to threaten global stability.
The popularity of The Daily Show’s Kim Jong Un spoof suggests that the Chinese people agree with their president and appreciate the criticism of North Korean policies.
You can watch the full clip in the video above.
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