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North Korea blasts James Franco and Seth Rogen’s ‘The Interview’

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A noteworthy attempt at generating laughter in dealing with the heated relations between the United States and North Korea in "The Interview" is not being received well by North Korea. In fact James Franco and Seth Rogen’s "The Interview" has been slammed by North Korea reported The Toronto Sun on June 21, 2014. Kim Jong-un has not been laughing at the antics of Rogen and Franco in their new film.

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Kim Myon-chol, the executive director for The Center for North Korea-U.S. Peace, has shared feelings that North Korea is not at all pleased about the planned release of this comedy. The story plot in this movie covers Franco as a late night talk show host who gets an interview with Kim Jong-un. The CIA moves into action and works on turning the host of the show, Franco, and his producer, Rogen, into assassins.

An unofficial spokesman for Pyongyang who resides in Japan has said this movie is a manifestation of the desperation of the U.S. government and of the American society. However, it is believed Kim Jong-Un will probably watch the film anyway. Nevertheless, the North Korean spokesperson has also commented that a movie dealing with the assassination of a foreign leader serves as a mirror what the U.S. has actually done in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine. He also said we should remember it was the American people who killed Kennedy and that President Obama should be careful in case the U.S. military wants to also kill him.

Clearly, North Korea is not at all happy that the nations supreme leader is being assassinated in “The Interview” reports The Daily Caller. The theme of two talk show hosts played by Rogan and Franco being recruited by the CIA to kill Kim Jong-un has irritated North Korea. The movie has been dismissed as “desperation” and “irony” by the unofficial spokesperson for North Korea in Tokyo. There are growing fears this movie may stir up tensions between North Korea and the United States. Ironically, the controversy surrounding this film may very well make it a big hit at the box office worldwide.


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