Satire is usually used in political contexts, and involves the use of irony, exaggeration or ridicule as a form of criticism regarding a certain figure or issue.
There is much satire directed towards the Kim regime, making fun of the former and present leaders, their fashion, fetishes, personality and appearance. The reason why satire is commonly used and accepted is because while it is a form of mockery, there is some truth to the statement or idea that is presented.
One rather viral satirical video of the Kim regime, or more specifically of former leader Kim Jong-il is by Team America in 2004 titled “I’m so Ronery (Lonely)”. It depicts the former leader voicing out his frustration in a song, about how the rest of the world are not in agreement to the way he does things, resulting in him being isolated (and ignored).
Note: In the video, Kim Jong-il is depicted as having difficulty pronouncing the ‘L’ syllable, or speaking with a lisp, replacing all the words with the ‘L’ syllable to the ‘R’ syllable instead.
An excerpt of the lyrics:
Certain banned phrases include, “A fool who cannot see the outside world”, and “This is all America’s fault” – a jibe that has come about as a result of the North Korean authorities constantly blaming the U.S. for their problems.
Issues of warning have been given out, warning citizens that satire directed toward the regime or the use of ironic statements ‘will not be forgiven’ and will be seen as ‘hostile actions’.