Redditor pulls a fact out of his ass, gets called out for it







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14 Feb 2018 06:32 - +4468
"Redditor pulls a fact out of his ass" AKA 80% of people on reddit
14 Feb 2018 06:55 - +1725
That entire thread was full of comments saying that the Koreans and their families would be killed for not being perfectly in sync. Others saying they're tortured slaves forced to pretend to be happy. Ignores the possibility and liklihood that the few selected to go are highly privileged members of the elite of North Korean society, supporters of the party and highly nationalistic.
14 Feb 2018 05:54 - +1427
I agree with second commentator. There is so much bad shit that there is no need to make up
14 Feb 2018 05:09 - +291
*Image Transcription: Reddit* --- >>>>**Red**, 10 points >>>>I think that joy is slightly undercut by the fact that if they mess up they'll be killed and their family killed as well. When the last North Korean team didn't win medals they all disappeared. They're most likely more terrified than anything else. >>>>>**Blue**, 29 points >>>>>>When the last North Korean team didn't win medals they all disappeared. >>>>>The last time a North Korean Olympic team didn't win any medals was in 2010, Ko Hyon-suk [*name is a link*] competed at the 2011 Asian Winter Games one year later. >>>>>There's enough atrocities that are true going on in North-Korea, no need to make some up. --- ^^I'm a human volunteer content transcriber for Reddit and you could be too! [If you'd like more information on what we do and why we do it, click here!](https://www.reddit.com/r/TranscribersOfReddit/wiki/index)
14 Feb 2018 05:35 - +200
Lawful Neutral
14 Feb 2018 06:20 - +162
To be fair, they probably heard it from someone else, and just believed it
14 Feb 2018 05:56 - +154
Lol I actually thought this was true up until now. Here's what I'm confused about. My understanding of this sub was that it was posts about people who were intentionally bullshitting, isn't this guy just kind of wrong? I mean, everyone can be wrong sometimes, doesn't seem like he is intentionally spreading this around while knowing it's not true.
14 Feb 2018 06:19 - +71
Op is thinking of Iraq under the Hussein family. Uday Hussein had the Iraqi soccer team tortured, according to legend.
14 Feb 2018 06:02 - +70
This is true, but not about the Olympic team I believe. The 2010 Korean World Cup Sauad was marched through the streets and publicly humiliated and their coach was sentenced to hard labor for the teams performance. There were also some unconfirmed reports of torturing the players by FIFA’s governing body but once again, unconfirmed.
14 Feb 2018 06:33 - +60
Redditors/Americans will swallow anything about North Korea, it's kinda sad, honestly.
14 Feb 2018 09:22 - +60
Reddit likes to act like they've been to North Korea
14 Feb 2018 09:01 - +47
This guy thinks north Korea would kill all of their best athletes for not winning? Evilness aside, that doesn't even make fucking sense. Now you're definitely not going to win next time.
14 Feb 2018 08:30 - +16
i'm not saying NK didn't do anything wrong but a lot of the stuff we see about them is propaganda against them
14 Feb 2018 07:09 - +13
I hate when people - especially on reddit - make things up and pretend they're true. But what really gets me going is when they spout these "facts" with so much authority when really it's all bullshit
14 Feb 2018 08:15 - +11
Imagine defending north korea lmao
14 Feb 2018 08:10 - +9
What's going on with all the pro NK shilling lately? It's a shit hole country. Stop defending it.
14 Feb 2018 06:11 - +8
Probably mixed that up with Iraq, weren’t those athletes facing some brutality? Uday had them tortured. Ehhhhh just a mixup.
14 Feb 2018 07:51 - +7
Why do people *do* this? It's like breeding hatred is entertaining... Bunch of psychos. :x
14 Feb 2018 08:25 - +7
I saw the same thing about Russian hockey players in the Olympics four years ago. "Well if they fail Putin will kill their families" despite most nhl players being largely located in the US.
14 Feb 2018 07:51 - +6
Yea, people seem to posit all the evil in the world onto North Korea. I remember they had a star diver that had just come off a world championship last Olympics. She failed to even qualify for the finals. She still lives and competes, and has still been quite successful after her Summer Olympics failure.
14 Feb 2018 09:10 - +6
Yeah - but where was he between the 2010 Olympics and 2011? It's like he disappeared.... if only for a year...
14 Feb 2018 07:55 - +5
Well according to CNN Kim jongs sister is the greatest person EVER
14 Feb 2018 07:22 - +5
If NK sent their best athletes to the Olympics and then disappeared them, they'd be killing any shot they'd have at winning in the future. It makes no sense.
14 Feb 2018 09:52 - +4
Last person to make something up on reddit disappeared
14 Feb 2018 09:11 - +3
This is a completely un noteworthy thing to call somebody out on because tens of thousands of people have died anonymously in North Korea, and they frequently execute people trying to exchange information, which means all information regarding North Korea is subject to being challenged. So trying to act North Korea gets too much trash for randomly executing people does not make you look smart. This is like some guy getting 16k upvotes for telling somebody the exact amount of deaths on hamburger hill.
14 Feb 2018 10:08 - +3
i mean come on guys, north korea isnt THAT bad... not like they nodded off in front dear leader: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/13/north-korean-defence-minister-executed-by-anti-aircaft-gun-report
14 Feb 2018 12:16 - +3
It just wouldn't make sense to kill off an athlete and **restart** training a new one.
14 Feb 2018 08:50 - +3
Maybe it depends on where I live but people seem to think asia is another planet or something. When they see or hear something weird they blindly believe things because, no wonder they did that! They're cHInEse! I'm mixed and don't look asian at all to myself. I don't really fit with any race but people seem to always bring it up 'So where you from?' or some stereotypical comment about my love for rice or actually any food not from the "kitchen" of my own country. Is asia really such a mysterious weird place? Sorry for the slight rant but I just don't get the whole asia is weird/awful/fantastic/otherworldly and people obsessed with their fantasies.
14 Feb 2018 09:01 - +3
All the facts one could possibly state about NK and they make stuff up, lol
14 Feb 2018 04:52 - +1
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