Whoa, this might be getting serious. North Korea has gone from badmouthing Seth Rogen and James Franco’s latest film, The Interview (where the two play a talk show host and producer hired to assassinate the North Korean Dictator, Kim Jong-un), a few days ago to outright declaring war on America. Earlier today, a spokesman for N. Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had the following statement for the film:
If the United States administration tacitly approves or supports the release of this film, we will take a decisive and merciless countermeasure…[the film] is the most blatant act of terrorism and an act of war that we will never tolerate.
While this is certainly frightening, it also isn’t the first time North Korea has gotten mad at someone speaking up against the regime. Threats like these seem to come out of their news everyday since the government controls the media. This also isn’t the first time an American film openly mocked North Korea (Team America: World Police being one of the more famous examples) and nothing happened then. So until Jong-un speaks for himself, I think we’re okay. But as they say, it’s all fun and games until the nuclear apocalypse.
The Interview releases October 10th.
[via New York Times]