Published On: Sun, Jun 29th, 2014

North Korea on ‘The Interview’: ‘It will invite a strong and merciless countermeasure’

The comedy film by actor Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg set to release this October features Rogen and James Franco as a talk show host and producer who are asked by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong-un has drwn the ire of North Korea, so much so, the Hermit Kingdom is threatening “strong and merciless countermeasures”.

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“The Interview” has sparked such outrage in North Korea that the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said the following, state media reports: ” The enemies have gone beyond the tolerance limit in their despicable moves to dare hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK.

“A preview of a film on insulting and assassinating the supreme leadership of the DPRK is floating in broad daylight in the U.S., a kingpin of international terrorism and its cesspool, shocking the world community.”

They go as far as saying that the US government put “rogue movie maker” Rogen up to making the film, which is “ is touching off the towering hatred and wrath of the service personnel and people of the DPRK.”

“Absolutely intolerable is the distribution of such film in the U.S. as it is the most undisguised terrorism and a war action to deprive the service personnel and people of the DPRK of their mental mainstay and bring down its social system.

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“The dignified and worthwhile life the Korean people enjoy at present and the great changes taking place in the country as well as everything valuable that will belong to the rosy future when the dreams and ideals of the people will come true would be unthinkable apart from the supreme leadership of the DPRK. That’s why they regard the supreme leadership as dearer than their own lives.”

The Foreign Ministry spokesman closes with, “If the U.S. administration connives at and patronizes the screening of the film, it will invite a strong and merciless countermeasure.” Watch “The Interview” trailer here.

Seth Rogen tweeted that he hopes Kim Jong Un likes the film last week.

On YouTube, where the trailer is published, there appeared to be a lot of different thoughts and opinions about the release of the comedy:

“In future history books, it will say WW3 was started over a movie”; “LMFAO. Yep. Make a movie about, then get angry when North Korea gets angry, and reply with “It’s just a movie!” Or “Just a joke! How are we offending you!” I bet you, if the Middle East made a movie about them assassinating Barack Obama, the US. would send Nuclear Missiles, even before the trailer came out” and “I  love this movie, not only because it’s probably going to be a good movie, but because DPRK is getting really pissed off at it” are some examples.

By the way, do North Koreans really believe Kim Jong Un  speaks to dolphins and doesn’t defecate?

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