North Korea is ready to declare war over a Seth Rogen movie.
No, it's not Guilt Trip. (Yes, we all wanted to blow things up after sitting through that movie.) The country is apparently furious over a movie called The Interview starring Rogen and James Franco. In the film, they play a producer and talk-show host who are asked by the CIA to assassinate a North Korean dictator. I'm all in for this movie already.
But our friends in North Korea are not happy about it at all. Via CBS News:
If the U.S. government doesn't block the movie's release, it will face "stern" and "merciless" retaliation, an unidentified spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in state media Wednesday.
He didn't mention the movie by name but was clearly referring to "The Interview"....The "reckless U.S. provocative insanity" of mobilizing a "gangster filmmaker" to challenge the North's leadership is triggering "a gust of hatred and rage" among North Korean people and soldiers, the spokesman said, in typically heated propaganda language.
"The act of making and screening such a movie ... is a most wanton act of terror and act of war, and is absolutely intolerable," he said. "If the U.S. administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken."
Look, they are not fucking around with this Seth Rogen movie, OK? "There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society," said Executive Cirector of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace Kim Myong-chol in an interview with the Telegraph.
"A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine," he added. "And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy – Americans.
Americans...or mobsters working for Cuba, Russians, a secret race of humanoid space aliens working in conjunction with the Lizard People. There's plenty of theories on that one, dude. Don't blame it on the good ole' US of A just yet!
Look, there's plenty of shit our country probably does deserve to be blown up for coming up with. (John and Kate Plus 8, about 60 percent of the Taco Bell menu, Donald Trump's entire career and existence, the Shake Weight, etc. etc.) But this is a Franco/Rogen buddy comedy! If there's anything in the world that could finally bring about truly meaningful, sustainable world peace, it's got to be that.
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