The are many secrets surrounding North Korea which is well known for its notoriety and how it treats its citizens. Much of the information of the disturbing facts about North Korea are provided by defectors and though what they say is deplorable, there is nothing more pathetic than the plight of the young girls belonging to the pleasure Squad which is a private elite group solely at the disposal of Kim Jong Un.
WheeBuzz brings you ten facts about North Koreas infamous leader’s pleasure squad
1. Who are the Pleasure squad
The pleasure squad is a group of women who are all virgins and are even certified to be so. They are the property of Kim Jong Un and have to cater to his whims and fancies including his pleasure both emotional and physical
2. They are called the Happiness squad.
The pleasure squad is called Gippeumjo in North Korean which means Happiness Squad. The majority of them are teenagers handpicked for the exclusive job. To many who don’t know the inside story, the squad appears as an exclusive group of girls living in luxury. They are provided for and given everything from clothes, well-furnished rooms to stay but a huge price has to be paid for all of these comforts.
3. They have to entertain Kim Jong Un
As and when he wishes, they have to be at his beck and call to pleasure him or entertain him. It may be a dance or a massage and when he is horny then it’s straight to his bedroom. For this reason, the women are carefully selected in order to be efficient in providing such favors
4. No girl can refuse when she is selected
It is an open secret how North Korea exploits its people and even executes those who insult or don’t comply with rules and diktat. No girl chosen for the pleasure squad can afford to refuse to join it. This is out of fear for their lives and their families.
5. The first pleasure squad
It was Kim II Sung who was Kim Jong Un’s grandfather that started the first pleasure squad in the seventies. The squad’s existence was kept a big secret till high ranking defectors and former members revealed about it.
6. Government officials are entrusted with looking for the best girls
The pleasure squad is formed by government officials who search and chose the best girls decided on by their looks and well other talents. Their ages range between 13-15 and some of the criteria includes a soft voice, beautiful face and must be 170 cm tall. This is an oddity as the average North Korean woman is just 151 cm tall.
7. They must be certified virgins
By saying certified virgins, that is literally as every girl is taken for a physical examination
8. 2000 girls are chosen for a pleasure squad
2000 girls are chosen and snatched away from their families without explanations. Families are told they are being taken to serve the government. After their training which includes military training as well because they also are made to act as a personal guard of Kim Jong Un, only the best are selected to form the squad.
9. Each member serves for 10 years
As revealed by a former member of the squad, every girl has to serve for 10 years. They are made to live in villas in Pyongyang, the capital and are banned form family contact. They also have to swear written allegiance to the supreme leader
10. Kim Jong Un’s pleasure squad is a closely guarded secret
While not many facts are known about the present pleasure squad and what they need to do, import records filtering out of Pyongyang show that in 2016, Kim Jong Un spent $3 million on lingerie imported from China. Kim Jong Un is known for his lavish expenditure on foreign wines and champagne as well as caviar and loves throwing parties where he is accompanied by his pleasure girls. It is widely regarded that north korea’s cheerleaders are nothing but part of this pleasure squad and used as pleasure slaves for high ranking officials
11. The pleasure squad was discontinued briefly
Although the squad was discontinued when Kim Jong Un came to power, the practice was continued again form 2015, after all, such leaders with no looks or charisma to get beautiful women of their own will obviously jump at misusing their power to exploit young beautiful girls who have no choice but to do his bidding.
Perhaps with North Korea opening up more and initiating talks with the west and appearing more socially friendly on the world stage, such barbaric practices may stop in future.