I love this story! Michael Jackson was hoping Kim Jong-Il was a fan of his music, in the hopes that maybe he could offer some help with Euna Lee and Laura Ling’s release.
Author and close friend to Laura Ling, Gotham Chopra reveals how he had a recent conversation with Michael Jackson.
"He asked me whether I had had any contact with Laura. I told him I had written her a few letters and had been assured they were getting through. Outside of that, her own family had only heard from her twice – brief monitored phonecalls – in the over three months they had been imprisoned. When I told him that, Michael paused."
“Do you think,” he said hesitantly, “that the leader of North Korea could be a fan of mine?”
Gotham didn’t really know how to respond. Not much is known about the reclusive Kim Jong Il or “Dear leader” as he is called in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Over the years it’s been alleged he has a thing for Hollywood, certain NBA stars, Elvis, and specific liqueurs. Still, he’d never heard about any connection between Michael Jackson and Kim Jong Il.
Michael said he had seen some pictures on the internet of the Dear Leader. “You’know, he wears jackets like mine.”
“Please,” Michael responded without hesitantly, “because maybe if he was a fan, I could help get those girls home.”
Gotham never did find a Kim Jong/Michael connection but it’s a great story anyway. You can read the entire article here http://www.heralddeparis.com