I wonder if this is the time you bring out a body double and institute a policy of no close-up picture shots for the next few months.

If you are like others and are begging for body proof, be careful what you wish for—they’ll find someone who looks exactly like him and pass him off as the real deal. I wouldn’t put anything past the government of North Korea.

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According to Reuters, “Kim hasn’t been seen in public since April 11, but South Korean officials have questioned reports about the North Korean leader’s health, saying that no unusual activity has been detected in the North.”

Rumors have swirled regarding Kim’s health after he missed the celebration of his late grandfather’s 108th birthday. The event commemorates the birthday of Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea and is one of the most important dates in the country’s calendar.

Kim hadn’t missed the April 15 event since he assumed power in 2011 following his father Kim Jong Il’s death, according to The Associated Press. He was still nowhere to be seen on Saturday as his country commemorated Military Foundation Day.

While North Korea’s state media has remained silent about Kim’s health and whereabouts, some media outlets have reported that he was recovering from surgery.

But on Sunday, Chung-in Moon, a foreign policy advisor to South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in, told Fox News: “Our government position is firm. Kim Jong Un is alive and well.” The aide said Kim has been staying in the Wonsan area since April 13, adding: “No suspicious movements have so far been detected.”

When do you think the country should re-open and get back to work?

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TMZ has basically pronounced the North Korea leader dead. Their magazine will take a huge hit if that is incorrect.

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This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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