North Korea, never one to have an irreverent sense of humor when it comes to people poking fun at them, has gone on record as saying they are not thrilled with The Interview. Or at least what they know of it so far, as something tells me they weren’t sent a screener just yet.
The film follows Americans as they endeavor to assassinate Kim Jung-Un. And it’s a comedy. I’m not surprised that North Korea isn’t tickled by the premise.
Kim Myong-chol, the executive director of the Centre for North Korea-U.S. Peace (start by spelling “center” the ‘merican way) had this to say:
“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.”
That’s admittedly, a pretty sick burn from North Korea, but if anything, it shows that it’s just in our nature to glamorize killing leaders, EVEN OUR OWN.
So don’t take it personally, North Korea. It’s not like you’re over there not killing your own people.