Jimmy Kimmel Has His Audience Mimic North Korean Cheerleaders: ‘I Feel Like a Dictator!’

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On Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel conducted an reenactment of the cheers seen at the Winter Olympics by the North Korean cheerleaders. Kimmel began by referring to the over 200 women sent by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un the “stars” of the Olympics. “These women are cheering like their lives depended on it… because they do. They literally do,” Kimmel joked. After showing a clip of the North Korean cheerleaders to the audience, the late-night talk show host admitted that he thought the cheers were “catchy” and that it looked “like fun.” “We should try — we should see if we can do it here with our studio audience,” Kimmel said. He divided the clip into two parts, replaying the first part to the audience, who would then attempt to do it themselves. “Great, very well done!” Kimmel exclaimed. “I’m impressed.” Kimmel then played the second part and audience imitated the cheer. “I can’t imagine how insane this sounds in North Korea,” Kimmel laughed. He finally had the audience do the entire cheer at once, which he said he felt “like a dictator.” “Hey Kim Jong-un, I hope you’re watching,” Kimmel said to the dictator. “I hope you remember this before you send a missile our way. We’re in Los Angeles, alright?” Watch the clip above, via ABC.  

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