Watch Hong Kong’s dancing Kim Jong-un impersonator get ejected by police at Winter Olympics – again

The man only known as ‘Howard’ is removed after dancing in front of North Korean fans at a united Korea ice hockey game

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 February, 2018, 7:17pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 February, 2018, 9:00am

Despite being ushered out of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, Hong Kong’s own Kim Jong-un impersonator is still hanging around in Pyeongchang – and managed to get himself ejected again from another event.

This time the Hong Kong-born Australian known only as “Howard” showed up at the united Korea v Japan women’s ice hockey game and started dancing in front of the North Korean cheerleading squad in the stands.

In a video posted on Twitter, apparent aides to the cheerleaders are seen pushing “Kim” aside before he then sat down nearby to speak to the media who had quickly swarmed him.

Howard’s stunt last Friday at the opening ceremony went viral, with the Kim lookalike trying to sneak into the media area with a Donald Trump impersonator he had appeared alongside at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens last April.

“Trump” – a musician from Chicago named Dennis Alan – was not at the Geungnang Ice Arena for this particular prank, though, with “Kim” taken from the stands and soon surrounded by security in a backstage corridor.

“So what are we doing here, are we playing a staring contest?” he said, in another video posted to Twitter.

“Gentlemen? I mean this is a disgrace. You’ve got about 10 policeman, what are you gonna do? I haven’t been violent. I’ve just been watching the game, so what’s the problem? The game’s about to finish and I’m going to miss the game.”

He was reportedly then told by police he had broken a rule against making political statements.

“I just showed up with my flag and my face,” he then reportedly said. “If you don’t like my face there’s nothing you can do about it. I was born this way.”

A video on Twitter then showed Howard being taken into a room in the hallway by police with the door closed behind them, but another video showed he had apparently been released as he walked out through a different doorway.

The Hong Kong Rugby Union paid for Howard and Alan to impersonate Kim and Trump, as well as Barack Obama lookalike Reggie Brown, at the Sevens and paraded them on the pitch during day two of the rugby.

The Kim and Trump lookalikes told the Post last week they had sought to meet US Vice-President Mike Pence during their stunt at the opening ceremony, as well as the real life Kim’s sister, Kim Yo-jong. “When I heard the North Koreans were going to be on the same team as the South Koreans, I felt it was too good not to come here,” Howard said on Saturday.

“It was quite a night. We got what we wanted: to show the world a great prank and attract attention.”