Thankfully, some media outlets have been quick to condemn members of the left for praising Yo-jong: To begin with, there is no way that Yo-jong wishes to defect. She is widely thought to work in North Korea's "Propaganda and Agitation Department", and its propaganda promotes a number of problematic ideals - including absolute devotion to the state. In fact, North Korea even promoted a "romantic" story where a man refused to date a woman until he discovered she was a volunteer at one of the state's potato farms. And you thought that people on Tinder were judgemental. Yikes. The 30-year-old is also a member of the politburo of North Korea's all-powerful Workers' Party. This means that she has a huge say in the country's problematic policies. She is so powerful that she's the only member of the ruling family who is allowed to appear on camera alongside Jong-un, the New York Times reported. It's easy to assume that life for the ruling family is better than it is for most other North Koreans, but Jong-un is widely believed to have ordered the assassination of their own half-brother, Kim Jong Nam. The 45-year-old had been an open opponent to the regime who was living in exile, but that didn't stop the North Korean state assassinating him in a chemical attack last year.