It’s all fun and games until someone gets nuked.
That’s the basic lesson of The Interview, the upcoming film from BFFs Seth Rogen and James Franco that lampoons Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea. Unsurprisingly, the North Korean government does not find a movie centered on the assassination on Kim to be especially funny.
As only North Korea can, they issued the following rebuttal:
“The enemies have gone beyond the tolerance limit in their despicable moves to dare hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK.
A preview of a film on insulting and assassinating the supreme leadership of the DPRK is floating in broad daylight in the U.S., a kingpin of international terrorism and its cesspool, shocking the world community.
The U.S. has gone reckless in such provocative hysteria as bribing a rogue movie maker to dare hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK. This act of not fearing any punishment from Heaven is touching off the towering hatred and wrath of the service personnel and people of the DPRK.
The above-said practice is, however, a revelation of its fear as it is taken aback by the bright and rosy future of the DPRK under the leadership of the peerless great man and a last-ditch effort of those who are seized by a daydream.
Absolutely intolerable is the distribution of such film in the U.S. as it is the most undisguised terrorism and a war action to deprive the service personnel and people of the DPRK of their mental mainstay and bring down its social system.
The dignified and worthwhile life the Korean people enjoy at present and the great changes taking place in the country as well as everything valuable that will belong to the rosy future when the dreams and ideals of the people will come true would be unthinkable apart from the supreme leadership of the DPRK.
That's why they regard the supreme leadership as dearer than their own lives.
It is their firm determination and stamina to mercilessly destroy anyone who dares hurt or attack the supreme leadership of the country even a bit.
Those who defamed our supreme leadership and committed the hostile acts against the DPRK can never escape the stern punishment to be meted out according to a law wherever they might be in the world.
If the U.S. administration connives at and patronizes the screening of the film, it will invite a strong and merciless countermeasure.”
While the likelihood of anything actually happening is slim-to-none, do we really want to take that chance? Let’s just say, for sake of argument, that something does happen; do we really want the history books to say that we allowed a guy who goes online and hits on 17-year-old girls to take down our entire country? It seems like Rogen and Franco may actually want to live out their little doomsday fantasy from This Is The End in real life.
Somewhere, a very concerned Dennis Rodman is devising strategies to protect his “friend for life.”