North Korea calls Franco and Rogen movie an 'act of war'
Remember the newly released trailer by comedy duo James Franco and Seth Rogen called "The Interview'? The film, which tells the story of a talk show host and his producer sent by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong Un has gotten so much buzz that the North Korean dictator Kon Jong Un has expressed his thoughts about it.
"Making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated," North Korea’s official KCNA news agency quoted a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry as saying, "If the U.S. administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless countermeasure will be taken."
The frightening counter by North Korean officials have since been on the lips of internet bloggers and commenters, saying things like what blogger 'Bacteriaseas' commented, "Can you imagine if World War III started over some sh*tty James Franco movie?"
Seth Rogen, upon hearing of North Korea’s displeasure with his upcoming movie, tried to find the funnier side to things and wrote on Twitter, "Apparently Kim Jong Un plans on watching #TheInterview. I hope he likes it!!"
Kim Jong Un is believed to be a fan of American pop culture. The authoritarian leader was spotted giving a thumbs-up at a show of dancing Disney characters, and attended a performance set to the “Rocky” theme song. He even is 'friends for life' with former NBA player Dennis Rodman.