Now here's where it gets interesting, and is probably more likely the reason for Hyun's death sentence.
Kim met Hyon about a decade ago, before either of them was married. But he was later ordered to break off the relationship by his father Kim Jong-il and she married a soldier. Since then there have been rumors that the two were having an affair.
Kim's wife Ri Sol-ju was also a member of the Unhasu Orchestra before she married him.Both bands have been disbanded, and according to a source:
"They were executed with machine guns while the key members of the Unhasu Orchestra, Wangjaesan Light Band and Moranbong Band as well as the families of the victims looked on."
And just for pudge-boy's pleasure, the witnesses and the families of all of those executed have been shipped off to prison camps where they will probably spend the rest of their lives.
Hyon was a popular singer with the Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble (video of her singing here) which focused on patriotic and revolutionary propaganda songs, not that there's much else allowed in the DPRK.
Obviously, there are those who do not buy into the official reason for execution and blame it on either political reasons or possibly on Kim Jong-un's pretty new wife.
"If these people had only made pornographic videos, then it is simply not believable that their punishment was execution," Toshimitsu Shigemura, a professor at Tokyo's Waseda University and an authority on North Korean affairs, told The Daily Telegraph.
"They could have been made to disappear into the prison system there instead.
"There is a political reason behind this," he said, suggesting that the groups may have been leaning towards a rival faction in Pyongyang's shadowy political world.
"Or, as Kim's wife once belonged to the same group, it is possible that these executions are more about Kim's wife," Professor Shigemura added.
Makes much more sense.
And there are actually people who admire the Kim dynasty. Unbelievable.