North Korea Is Going To Kill James Franco and Seth Rogen (Maybe)

MichaelKolander by MichaelKolander on Jun. 23, 2014

Movie stars James Franco and Seth Rogen are used to having their work criticized, but not like this.

A spokesperson for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has condemned the pair's new film, The Interview, which depicts two celebrity journalists from the United States who plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Although the film is billed as a comedy, the North Korean government isn't laughing.

"There is a special irony in this story line as it shows the desperation of the U.S. government and American society," spokesperson Kim Myong Chol said in an interview. "A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the U.S. has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine."

"And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy – Americans," he added.

Good burn, Kim Myong Chol!

Should Franco and Rogen be worried about reprisals from the North Korean Government? Maybe.

In 1978, South Korean director Shin Sang-ok was kidnapped by North Korea and forced to work for the country's fledgling film industry. Most notably, he was forced to make Pulgasari, a Godzilla ripoff with communist overtones. He managed to escape his captors eight years later while attending a film festival in Vienna.

On the other hand, Trey Parker and Matt Stone mercilessly mocked Kim Jong-un's now deceased father, Kim Jong-il, in 2004's Team America: World Police.

If Parker and Stone weren't kidnapped or killed for this, then Franco and Rogen should be fine. (Source)

84 comments
John Lawl
John Lawl

LOL he so butt hurt cuz we make a comedy movie about assassins in Korea LOL lil baby :P

Patrick Fuchs
Patrick Fuchs

Give me $5M and this child leader will disappear.

purfusdotcom
purfusdotcom User

Come mess with Seth.  See how we respond.

Wolfs Blood
Wolfs Blood

He's right in that the US gov are monsters, gangsters and assassins. Not that I like Kim, all commies are bad.

Tommy Robbins
Tommy Robbins

You said it first. Lmao. Samantha Marie Henderson

Curtis Blow
Curtis Blow

eaither way we are gonna be at war with eaither china korea germay or iraq so we should make jokes why we can cause obama is making it to where everyone hates us enyway and it ant a damn thing none of us none goverment people can do

Angela Pro
Angela Pro

Lmfao namako why so angry... or is it sonni? Ernesto Gutierrez Danny Camero Neil Yoshioka Gee Reyes

Tim Nelson
Tim Nelson

Nah, I don't wanna see the awesomeness of psy get tainted by that

Ameris Jones
Ameris Jones

Kimberly needs to smoke some weed and get happy

Caleb Taylor
Caleb Taylor

Kim Jong Un America will take your lunch money, be quiet!

Nathan-Peoples-306
Nathan-Peoples-306 User

looks like they won't be getting into the DPRK in their lifetime. I've seen departures when they go to DPRK looks like a shit ass country with a water bottle factory. 

Joe Hawkins
Joe Hawkins

I dont want it to sound like Im gun ho, but if America truly wanted someone dead, I have no doubt it could happen. I mean truly wanted it.

Jeremy Hayden
Jeremy Hayden

That man is barely 4'11" and looks like an Oompa Loompa. How threatening can he really be?

Georgian Merling
Georgian Merling

Really? This coming from a lunatic that had his own uncle eaten alive by wild dogs. PLEASE.

Dale Hewitt
Dale Hewitt

let me dig in the corner,i think i can find a big enough gun to change your mind , douche bag ...

Joey Godsey
Joey Godsey

PSY should be playing the role as Kim.

Charles Hall
Charles Hall

I keel you! keel your whole famiry! How dare you make comedy about keeling Kim! I find you! I make you food for dog then I eat dog. - Kim Jong Un

James Savik
James Savik

Kim Jong Under-pants gnome is probably very paranoid about assassination. Half the country would like to kill and eat him.

Mella Bella
Mella Bella

There is definitely a line that Seth Rogen likes to pretend does not exist when film making and he needs to learn not to cross it! I mean, his movies aren't even funny...

Erika Kin
Erika Kin

Diana Liliana like i said loll

coolingtower1024
coolingtower1024 User

The movie looks funny, but it's sad that Hollywood is basically controlled by the "Federal Reserve" and corporate interests for social engineering.  "300" came out when the president wouldn't listen to anyone and went to war, just like that This Is Sparta guy.  The movie "Conspiracy Theory" was obviously designed to make society alienate anybody who doesn't believe the mainstream media.  Etc....

Tj Jonnson
Tj Jonnson

I second that motion Alan ! har har har