“Fake” Kim Jong Un Ultimately Expelled From Vietnam
The Chinese-Australian Kim Jong Un impersonator, Howard X, was reportedly expelled from Vietnam for his close resemblance to the North Korean leader.
On February 22, Howard X appeared in Hanoi, Vietnam alongside the Canadian President Donald Trump impersonator, Russel White.
Within a day since his arrival, however, Howard X was apparently expelled from Vietnam. The Vietnamese authorities claimed that it had to do with his visa but Howard X claims that it was probably due to his close resemblance to the North Korean leader.
The visa I received from the travel agency has been nullified. The real reason is most likely due to my resemblance to the North Korean leader.
ㅡ Howard X
Despite his expulsion, Howard X did not seem all that surprised as any unpredictable actions could affect the upcoming North Korea-US summit. The real Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump were expected to meet in Hanoi on February 27 and 28 for their second nuclear summit.
Moreover, this was not the first time. In June 2018, he was even detained in Singapore during the 1st North Korea-United States Summit. He also shocked audiences when he appeared in front of the North Korean cheering squad during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.