Kim Jong Un Officially Condemns James Franco And Seth Rogen For 'The Interview' (But He's Going To Watch It Anyway)
That's right folks - the supreme leader of the glorious "People's" Republic of North Korea is officially angry with the two stars behind the upcoming action-comedy The Interview.
Kim Jong-un has been the butt of many, many jokes since his father Kim Jong-il passed away. In fact, with all the emerging horror stories coming out of escaped 'citizens' (more like prisoners) the entire country has quickly become a very sad political joke and a blemish on southeast Asia in general.
But leave it to Hollywood to turn what might be considered a serious problem into a comedy. And there are few actors better suited for the job than the Pineapple Express duo, James Franco and Seth Rogen. You can read about the plot of the Interview here to catch up on why some North Koreans are, maybe understandably, pissed.
North Korean spokesperson Kim Myong-chol said yesterday (6/22/14) that "there is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society. A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine. And let us not forget who killed Kennedy – Americans."
The supreme leader has issued an official condemnation of Rogen and Franco. Wanting to make sure that he had been crystal clear, spokesperson Myong-chol added "In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well."
After he finished with the passive-aggressive threats, the North Korean spokesperson did take the time to add that Kim Jong-un would probably be watching 'The Interview' anyway. Seth Rogen expressed his enthusiasm about the glorious supreme leader watching his movie, on Twitter.
Even if Kim Jong-un does decide to watch it, we're pretty sure that most of North Korea won't have the opportunity. It would probably be best if Franco and Rogen stay away from Korea for... forever.