Editorial

North Korea Releases Majestic Photos Of Kim Jong Un Riding A Horse

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is apparently nothing more than a simple rancher at heart.

The brutal dictatorship’s state news agency released photos on Reuters of Kim trotting around on a white horse, and they’re laugh-out-loud funny. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

Generally speaking, I wouldn’t want to laugh at a guy who executes people using dogs and anti-aircraft guns, but I think you’ll understand why I did this time once you see the photos. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

Take a look at them all below. They’re simple majestic. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a horse during snowfall in Mount Paektu in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 16, 2019. KCNA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a horse during snowfall in Mount Paektu in this image released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 16, 2019. KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a horse during snowfall in Mount Paektu in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 16, 2019. KCNA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a horse during snowfall in Mount Paektu in this image released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 16, 2019. KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a horse during snowfall in Mount Paektu in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 16, 2019. KCNA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a horse during snowfall in Mount Paektu in this image released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 16, 2019. KCNA via REUTERS

Is that a murderous dictator or John Dutton in the latest episode of “Yellowstone” checking out his ranch? I honestly can’t tell. (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Might Be The Hottest Model On The Internet)

Is that a man who puts his political opponents in concentration camps and kills his family members or is it Kayce Dutton riding out to take on the Beck Brothers? (SLIDESHOW: 60 Times Abigail Ratchford Wore Almost Nothing)

I say it’s 50/50. At this point, if Kim Jong Un doesn’t get to show off his riding skills in season three of “Yellowstone,” then it’s just a massive missed opportunity.

I would have loved to have known the conversation that took place before these photos were taken. What was the vibe? What was the theme? What was the angle?

Did the North Koreans just get together and ask themselves how to make their insane leader look like a cowboy at the start of winter? I have so many questions right now.

I’ll leave it at this, if Kim Jong Un isn’t the season three villain for Kayce Dutton to do battle with on horseback in the Montana countryside, then “Yellowstone” will have failed us all.

At this point, it’s literally all I can think about.