Kim Jong Cheol, the second son of former communist dictator Kim Jong Il, was considered a likely contender to replace his father as leader of the communist regime. But that was before he was seen at Eric Clapton concerts and was accused of suffering from a hormonal imbalance, and acting “like a girl.”
Kim Jong Cheol was spotted earlier this year at an Eric Clapton concert in Singapore.
The Daily NK reported:
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Kim Jong Cheol, the second son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, has been spotted at a concert by guitarist Eric Clapton in Singapore. It is the first time that Kim has been sighted since younger brother Kim Jong Eun was officially designated as successor to Kim Jong Il last September, and the timing says much about his standing in Pyongyang.
According to video footage revealed by KBS, Kim was accompanied by an entourage of 20 or so people at the concert at Singapore Indoor Stadium on Valentine’s Day.
Chosun Ilbo, citing an anonymous source in North Korea, reported that Kim went to Singapore with a woman, bodyguards and members of an orchestra, and stayed in one of the suites at the $500/night Pan Pacific Singapore Hotel. He apparently also visited both Universal Studios and Underwater World, and purchased an expensive diamond.
Kim apparently saw the Clapton concert from the VIP section ($300), and bought a large amount of memorabilia. He left Singapore right after the concert, passing through Beijing International Airport en route for Pyongyang.
Kim Jong Chul (Cheol), born 25 September 1980, reportedly fell out of favour with his father because of his sickly demeanor according to Nanoomi. Jong Chul studied in Geneva and apparently plays guitar and likes Eric Clapton.
Unfortunately for Chul, his father did not appreciate his effeminate ways. Too bad. The Team America sequel would have been hilarious.