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If this was Kim Jong-un’s idea of revenge, he took it way too far.

It appears that the highly secretive and communist North Korea executed the leader’s ex-girlfriend and 11 other nationally prominent performers by firing squad last week.

According to South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo, which cites sources in China, singer Hyon Song-wol was among other singers, musicians, and dancers arrested and publicly put to death by firing squad. Mum Kyon-jin, head of the Unhasu Orchestra, was also executed, along with members of both that orchestra and the Wangjaesan Light Music Band. Family members and bandmates watched as authorities killed the dozen performers with machine guns, one source said.

But why the fatal gesture? Those killed were accused of violating North Korea’s pornography laws by selling videotapes of themselves having sex.

But that’s not all.

A source told South Korea’s largest daily newspaper that some of the victims also faced accusations of possessing bibles. All were regarded as political dissidents, and their families have been shipped off to prison camps, according to the source.

Political dissidents, huh? We’re going to take a wild guess and say these brutal executions had nothing to do with pornography and everything to do with politics.

And maybe even some saltiness on Jong-Un’s part.

SOURCE: SPIN