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LMAO! North Korea Complains to UN: Movie is an Act of War

Posted by on Jul. 11, 2014 at 3:47 PM
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North Korea complains to U.N. about film starring Rogen, Franco

UNITED NATIONS  Wed Jul 9, 2014 1:38pm EDT

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea has complained to the United Nations about a film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, accusing the United States of sponsoring terrorism and committing an act of war by allowing production of a movie about a plot to kill its leader, Kim Jong Un. 

"The Interview" - due to be released later this year - is about an American television-show host and his producer who land an interview with Kim Jong Un, and are then recruited by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to assassinate the North Korean leader, according to Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

 

The letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon from North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam, dated June 27 but made public this week, does not mention the name of the movie but talks about a plot that "involves insulting and assassinating the supreme leadership."

 

"To allow the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent head of a sovereign state should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war," Ja said.

 

"The United States authorities should take immediate and appropriate actions to ban the production and distribution of the aforementioned film; otherwise, it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism," he wrote.

 

Ja attached a June 25 story by the official KCNA news agency slamming the film with similar rhetoric.

 

Actor Rogen said on Twitter the same day: "People don't usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-northkorea-un-film-idUSKBN0FE21D20140709

by on Jul. 11, 2014 at 3:47 PM
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angelenia
by Bronze Member on Jul. 11, 2014 at 3:53 PM
Bump
meriana
by Platinum Member on Jul. 12, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Is this really a surprise? I do think that doing such a movie involving North Korea or any leader of any other country is a really, really dumb thing to do, especially these days with so much unrest in different areas of the world causing feelings about things to run high and things that, otherwise might simply be ignored, become a cause for alarm as well as being used to create even more unrest.

TrouserMouser
by on Jul. 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM
I'm pretty sure most countries would be upset about a movie with a plot to kill their leader. They could have just created a parody character that alluded to him instead of being so specific.
AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Jul. 13, 2014 at 4:38 AM
Sorry. Not every country gets to kill annoying celebrities by firing squad.
stormcris
by Christy on Jul. 15, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Well at least the US government finally got their movie as an act of war SMH

PerseyG
by Bronze Member on Jul. 15, 2014 at 6:05 PM
Freedom of speech. Kim Jung Un can kiss my tookus.

This planet should be so lucky if he got taken out.

Mini Hitler-Stalin-Nero Hybrid Asshat.
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