In North Korea, everything related to the leaders of North Korea is idolized. Starting from birth to his ability, and relationships, etc. are all subject to worship. And Kim Jong-un's wife, Ri Sol-ju, is no exception. According to a new report in NK News, Ri's past as a member of the Unhasu Orchestra appears to be a matter of controversy. North Korean authorities have been keen to destroy her musical legacy. In July there was a voluntary destruction of CDs and tapes from her musical career. However, the purge didn't go far enough, and special government teams have been formed to force the destruction of the tapes and CDs. North Korean authorities are even restricting the market so the tapes and CDs are not distributed throughout the country. The move is apparently to help bolster Kim Jong-un's image as a elder statesman. Kim Jong-un's mother, Koh Young-hee was also a dancer in an art troupe, which is hardly the very image of a national treasure that is being aimed for. Ri Sol-ju's appeaance is highly effective in highlighting Kim Jong-un's mature side. Moreover it emphasizes the image that the authorities have been pursuing. But how can somebody completely erase the past. Ri Sol-ju was, still is, and will be an ex-troupe dancer. North Korean authorities are simply wasting time and resources in a futile manner.