And finally… no laughing matter

A Kim Jong-un lookalike has been deported from Vietnam ahead of a visit this week from North Korea’s leader, who is meeting with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi.

Howard X, a Hong Kong resident, staged his own summit with Trump impersonator Russell White last week.

The two were questioned and Howard X was later told his visa is invalid, BBC News reports.

“Satire is a powerful weapon against any dictatorship. They are scared of a couple of guys that look like the real thing,” Howard X, dressed as Kim Jong-un, told reporters.

“The real reason is I was born with a face looking like Kim Jong-un, that’s the real crime,” he added.

He said he was being deported because Kim Jong-un had “no sense of humour”.

This is not the first time the professional impressionist has been removed. He was escorted away by security at the 2018 Winter Olympics after he began dancing in front of the North Korean cheerleading squad.

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