North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un has officially condemned actors James Franco and Seth Rogen for their upcoming comedy The Interview.
The film features Franco and Rogen as journalists who land an interview with North Korea's "Dear Leader." They are summarily recruited by the CIA as assassins despite the fact that they are bumbling buffoons. Hilarity ensues.
As one could expect, the plot did not sit well with the diminutive despot.
A North Korean spokesperson said, “[this] shows the desperation of the US government and American society.” He’s referring to James Franco and Seth Rogen’s new movie, The Interview. He added: 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.”
For his part, Rogen was taking the news in stride and even treated it as an opportunity to market the film via Twitter:
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 20, 2014
As the Daily Mail points out, this isn't the first time a North Korean dictator was the target of a Hollywood Comedy:
Jong-un's late father Kim Jong-il was also targeted for assassination by the puppets of Team America. In that film, the leader is killed only to reveal that an alien cockroach was living inside his body and it survives and flies off on a rocket ship.