People Are Shook After Footage Showed The Alleged North Korea Killer Wearing An “LOL” Shirt

“The most 2017 assassin ever.”

1. As if the mysterious murder of Kim Jong Nam, the older half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was not unsettling enough…

Jung Yeon-je / AFP / Getty Images

2. On Wednesday, a CCTV still showed the alleged killer of Kim Jong Nam wearing long-sleeve shirt with “LOL” on it.

(Although circumstances around the murder are still unclear and completely shrouded in mystery.)

3. Folks were like, “well, fuck.” If this is not some next-level shit.

5. Some couldn’t help but laugh at the sheer brutality and insanity of it all.


— ️ (@woketurk)

The murder woman is wearing a fucking "LOL" shirt I'm done

— Thot Patrol Cola (@ClassicxCola)

8. Many people did note, however, that it was pretty on-trend of her.

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— Claire Moses (@clairemoses)

woman suspect in kim jong un half brother assassination captured on cctv wearing an "LOL" shirt. welcome to 2017.

— endless bid (@cr3dit)

2017 turned "lol nothing matters" into a human being

— Mazel Tov Cocktail (@AdamSerwer)

the most 2017 assassin ever

— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur)

12. “Beautiful, ironic, milliennial North Korean assassin. We live in a BuzzFeed world now.”

Beautiful, ironic, millennial North Korean assassin. We live in Buzzfeed world now.

— Tero Kuittinen (@teroterotero)

13. Although someone thought “LOL” was a bit played-out…which only made it all the more fitting.

How you know Kim Jong-nam was assassinated by North Korea: killer only had access to outdated memes.

— scientism (@mr_scientism)

14. Chelsea Peretti thought this was simply the “scariest shirt” someone on their way to an assassination could wear.


— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti)

15. The jokes then devolved into wildly inappropriate — but hilarious — territory. People called the alleged killer “goals.”

assassin goals

— marcos △⃘⃒ (@marcosidfk)

16. And an “icon.”


— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze)

hashtag iconic

— tawny cat (@prissyalt)

18. And relatable?????

Fuck this is me

— Alexa (@zelixir)

If I was going to assassinate someone, I would definitely wear a shirt with lol on it.

— Jen (@Jen_Dodgson)

me irl

— 21 average (@roll_orange)

21. Some people said that if they were to be assassinated, they’d want her to be the killer. Come on, guys.

love her. kill me next baby

— hilary duff fan (@FranziaMom)

I hope my assassin is wearing an LOL tee

— Ryan Pitkin (@pitkin_ryan)

23. This terrifying saga does make for a great YA novel.

So the N Kor assassin is a petite woman wearing an LOL shirt & wielding a syringe of poison. A dozen YA writers started new books today.

— Deanna Raybourn (@deannaraybourn)

24. Minus all the murder-y stuff.

@GioCBS this is the greatest story ever told. Except for the death part

— Andrew Bogusch (@AndrewBogusch)

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