They were killed to send a message to others about what happens when people "get caught up in corrupt and depraved ideologies and go against the party to watch such video content," a source claimed, citing a party official.
Kim Jong-un, just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any crazier, you go and do something like this... AND TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!!
Maybe if we can get that communist Bernie Sanders elected, we could get this kind of sanity in our country. And with soap operas eradicated once and for all, I might one day be able to say, "for the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm proud of my country."
OK, so I'm just being 'feces' again, stating the exact opposite of what I mean in an attempt to use sarcasm to make a point. Nobody in their right mind would advocate a State executing it's citizenry for watching soap operas. In my Utopic world, that kind of capital punishment should be reserved for those guilty of only the most heinous of crimes against humanity. Namely, if one is caught watching The View.
I do find it curious that my linked article never mentioned WHICH South Korean soap opera these three unfortunate individuals were caught watching. It may have, but I rarely read to the bottom of any linked article (especially my own), as I lose interest, start to daydream and/or clip my toe nails....
I'm sorry, where was I?
Oh yah. I just think if we knew the titles, it might help explain things. Perhaps they were watching Pyongyang Place, a story loosely based on the American TV series, Peyton Place. Instead of opening credits with a church and a tolling of bells, the town square, a rolling brook, and a panoramic view of the picturesque and quaint town of Peyton Place - there is the tolling of rifle shots and a panoramic view of a notorious NK prison camp of misery and despair.
Or maybe Instead of General Hospital, they watch General Tso's Hospital? As the DMZ World Burns? The Young and the Restless Dictator? One Life to Torture? The Guiding Candle Light (due to the lack of electricity in this socialist utopia)... ok, that's a stretch, even for me.
So in conclusion, freedom and liberty is not only discouraged, it is punished harshly. And I'm not even talking about NK anymore. Just ask Kim Davis.