WATCH: ‘Gangnam Style’ Star Seungri, Who Has Been a Bitter Enemy of Kim Jong Un, Discusses His Support for His Son
Singer Seung-hwan “Seung-hyun” Kim is one of the most outspoken critics of the Kim family.
He has also become a fierce critic of Kim himself.
“I think I’m really close to him,” Kim told the New York Times.
“He doesn’t understand me, he’s never really acknowledged me.
I don’t know if I can do it alone.
I’m not a person who’s easy to please, I’m a person that has a lot of problems.”
The actor, who is married to Kim’s younger sister, Kim Joo-chul, said he and Kim often have a private conversation and try to find a way to express themselves.
“We always talk about how much we’re struggling to understand each other, and it’s just like we don’t understand each one of us,” he said.
“So we try to figure out ways to express ourselves, like ‘I’m so sorry, I didn’t understand you at all, I thought I was a genius, I was so happy, I just wanted to be happy, but I was never happy.'”
Kim also said he’s “not happy” with the way the North Korean regime has treated him and his family.
“When I first arrived in the country, they were saying, ‘We love you, but we don’t care if you love us.
We are going to kill you,'” Kim said.
Kim’s comments come amid reports that the U.S. is seeking to send the Kims to North Korea for medical treatment.
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday that the Trump administration will seek to send Kim Jong-un and his wife, Ri Sol-ju, back to North Korean custody in a “humanitarian and diplomatic effort” to alleviate “a humanitarian crisis.”
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been on a tour of the region since the end of the Cold War, said that he is “very, very concerned” about the North Korea situation.
“They’re very worried about the fact that the leader of their country has shown that he can do something like this, to get away with killing his own people,” Johnson said.