James Franco and Seth Rogen’s new film “The Interview” may not come out until October, but it is already ruffling some big feathers in North Korea. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Kim Myong-chol, who is often described as the “unofficial” spokesperson for the nation’s communist leader Kim Jong-un, lashed out at the comedy, calling both the U.S. government and society “desperate.”
In “The Interview” Franco and Rogen play a talk show host and producer who are recruited to try to kill the Korean supreme leader. Although the film was made with the best of comedic intents, North Korean is not joining in on the fun.
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who killed [President John F.] Kennedy.”
Then Myong-chol used the film to take a jab at the States’ President, saying, “In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the U.S. military wants to kill him as well.”
The spokesperson did add most likely Kim Jong-un would watch the film, despite already having a bad taste in his mouth about it.
By the looks of things, despite the controversy, Rogen and Franco are keeping their sense of humor about the whole thing.
Rogen shared this lighthearted tweet June 20 —
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 20, 2014