Seth Rogen and James Franco Are Now on Kim Jong-Un's Enemy List

Can't anyone take a joke anymore? North Korea definitely can't.

An unofficial spokesman for Kim Jong-un's regime is criticizing the yet-to-be released film The Interview, which stars comedy duo James Franco and Seth Rogen.  

The executive director of the Centre for North Korea-U.S. Peace, Kim Myong-chol, told the Telegraph, "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 [President John F.] Kennedy — Americans. In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well." 

The movie is about two talk show hosts who travel to North Korea to interview leader Kim Jong-un and, in a bait-and-switch plot twist, are recruited by the CIA to assassinate him. 


This is a film that features missile launches and tank chases alongside the same guys who parodied Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's "Bound 2" video. 


The Interview will be released in October, and ironically Kim Jong-un will probably watch the film, according to a spokesman.

There have been mixed reviews of the film, which broaches the touchy relationship between the United States and North Korea. But it is a far cry from the truth to say that the movie depicts any sort of reality.

While the country calls foul against this Hollywood movie, North Korea still suffers from low standards of living, rampant electricity blackouts, famine, and an insane dictator.

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Jenna Kagel

Jenna Kagel covers global and national social injustices. She also focuses on political dysfunction, the intersection of money and policy, and the US criminal justice system.

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