On February 14, the combined women’s ice hockey team of Korea, which includes several athletes from the DPRK, played at the Olympics with the Japanese team. The stands were attended by North Korean cheerleaders , who became famous for their unusual support. During the match, the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-un, came up to them, embarrassing the girls.
The journalists who attended the game noted that the cheerleaders experienced a “mixture of laughter and disgust” when they saw a double. For a few seconds they stopped supporting the hockey players and continued only after “Kim Jong-una” was taken away by the North Korean security service, which guarded the cheerleaders.
Later, the Korean security still pulled Kim Jong Un from the stadium. After the match, the double explained that this was due to complaints of “conservative people who were offended by the presence” of a man like the leader of the DPRK.