Don’t buy into Kim Jong Un’s warm-and-cuddly routine, analysts say

Don’t buy into Kim Jong Un’s warm-and-cuddly routine, analysts say


North Korea’s Kim Jong Un wept at a military parade and repeatedly apologized for his people’s suffering from a string of typhoons and COVID-19.

But the portly dictator isn’t channeling his Mister Rogers, analysts told The Post. He’s desperate.

Kim is pulling a “man-of-the-people” routine because North Koreans are coming to find out that just how bad life could get — from information being smuggled in via thumb drives and illegal radios, said Greg Scarlatoiu, executive director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.

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The people are learning about a food shortage — brought on by US-backed sanctions, the global pandemic and natural disasters — that could match a famine that took at least 2.5 million lives in the 1990s, when Kim’s father ruled.

Already, many families can’t afford two meals a day, some may even be starving and some are homeless, an independent expert told the United Nations this week.

The expert laid the blame at

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