- A Kim Jong Un lookalike said he was detained and questioned upon his arrival in Singapore on Friday
- The Hong Kong-based impersonator, who uses the name Howard X, is in the city-state for summit-related promotions by a mall and seafood restaurant
An Australian comedian famous for impersonating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he was detained by Singaporean authorities Friday and questioned about his political views.
The Hong Kong-based impersonator, who uses the name Howard X, is in the city-state for summit-related promotions by a mall and seafood restaurant.
He said police officers at Singapore’s Changi Airport stopped him, searched his bags and questioned him for about two hours before letting him go.
“They asked me about what my political views were and if I had been involved with protests or riots in other countries,” Howard X told Bloomberg News.
“They said, ‘It’s the Trump-Kim summit, you’ve come at a very sensitive time.'”
According to several reports, he claimed police told him to stay away from Sentosa Island and the Shangri-La Hotel. Kim and Trump are to meet Tuesday at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island and Trump is expected to stay at the Shangri-La during his visit to Singapore.