Dramatic reactions from Kim Jong-il’s funeral

The funeral for the late North Korean dictator has been a worldwide trending topic all morning on Twitter, collecting equal amounts of pity, laughter, and scorn. 


Fernando Alfonso III


Published Dec 28, 2011   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 11:23 pm CDT

While thousands of people lined the street for Kim Jong-il’s snowy funeral procession, perhaps even more took to Twitter to share their thoughts, and jokes, about the long-time dictator.

Kim Jong-il has been a worldwide trending topic since 5 a.m. EST, collecting more than 13,000 mentions, according to statistics from Topsy, a social media search engine.

Here’s a look at what people had to say.

Photo from Chico Harlan

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*First Published: Dec 28, 2011, 11:47 am CST