Hyon Song-Wol, a North Korean singer said to be Kim Jong-Un's ex-girlfriend and reported to have been executed by firing squad last year, is said to have appeared on North Korean state television. She is apparently alive and well.

According to the Telegraph, Hyon Song-Wol was shown on television delivering a speech at a national art workers rally in Pyongyang on Friday. In her speech, she expressed gratitude for Kim's leadership and pledged to work harder to "stoke up the flame for art and creative work." Hmmm. The appearance came after months of speculation about whether or not she was alive.

In August of last year, South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported that Hyon and eleven other well-known performers had been caught making a sex tape and were executed in front of their families, who were then sent to prison camps.

North Korea denied the reports, calling them an "unpardonable" crime and the work of "psychopaths" in the South Korean government and media.

[h/t Telegraph]