New York Sports Clubs Urges Kim Jong-un to Blow Off Steam by Exercising

Gym chain's latest snarky ad

North Korean strongman lardass Kim Jong-un should take some advice from New York Sports Clubs: "Exercise reduces aggression and makes you more attractive to others. Join today." The gym franchise, known for its snarky promos tied to current events, on Monday placed an ad in the New York City edition of the Metro newspaper inviting the portly potentate to use its facilities for a workout. Copy starts, "Kim Jong-un, with a great bod, you don't need a big missile." That particular bit of low-hanging humor will likely fall flat for the rotund ruler, since the whole missile thing's proven pretty useful for him so far. Still, he'll burn more calories pumping iron than he will by pressing the button.

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@DaveGian David Gianatasio is a longtime contributor to Adweek, where he has been a writer and editor for two decades. Previously serving as Adweek's New England bureau chief and web editor, he remains based in Boston.
Publish date: April 17, 2013 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT