How 4Chan Made Kim Jong Un Time Readers' Man of the Year

By Leslie Horn on at

Kim Jong Un invented time travel, cured cancer, cloned a wooly mammoth, and became the first male human to give birth, which is exactly why he's Time's 2012 man of the year. Wait, that's the North Korean version of the story. In reality, 4Chan just manipulated the vote.
How 4Chan Made Kim Jong Un Time Readers' Man of the Year

4Chan hacked the vote and manipulated it to read KJU GAS CHAMBERS, which is of course a totally classy Hitler reference. It's not the first time the group has hijacked the vote either—in 2009, they made sure the honour went to Christopher Poole, a.k.a. moot. But manipulated or not, you have to admit that Kim Jong Un as Person of the Year is pretty damn hilarious. And the North Korean people must be very proud that their Supreme Leader closed out 2012 as both Sexiest Man Alive and Most Important Person. [Time via BuzzFeed]