We’re Not Laughing: Seth Rogen Responds To North Korea’s Threat Of War Over His Upcoming Film


Normally I love just about everything that Seth Rogen touches but this time, I’m not laughing.

In Rogen’s upcoming film The Interview, he and James Franco play a producer and a tabloid talk show host, who after securing an interview with Kim Jong-un, are tasked with killing the dictator by the CIA. This isn’t the first time Rogen and Franco have been at the center of controversy…remember their parody of Kanye’s Bound 2 video?

After the trailer for the movie was released the director of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace, Kim Myong-chol, issued a statement condemning the film on behalf of North Korea:

“There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society. 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. In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well.”

It looks as though things are escalating even more.

The North Korean government has released a statement about the film saying that it is “an act of war.” The statement also says that failure to stop the October release of the film would result in a “resolute and merciless response” from North Korea.

Rogen, obviously not taking the threats seriously, responded on Twitter.

I don’t know if I’m just being paranoid but I don’t like this situation. I don’t think it’s a laughing matter at all.

What are your thoughts? Should the U.S. take the situation seriously?

Via The Source, The Independent


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