Given the film is a satire, TheImproper published a satirical article June 12, imagining what Kim’s response might be.
We never dreamed he would really respond.
But the UK’s Guardian newspaper reported that Kim “expressed his displeasure” with the film through a spokesman.
In our piece, of course, we went a little farther. We had Kim vowing to nuke Hollywood with his crude arsenal of warheads and missiles. (Hey, it was satire!)
But we we’re right on about the dictator being peeved.
Here’s what Kim Myong-choi of the Center for North Korea-U.S. peace had to say. (Caveat, he’s an “unofficial spokesman.”)
“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. “
That’s pretty heavy, but we were right on another score, too. Kim is a fan of Franco’s and reportedly plans to see the movie. So the bromance continues!
Maybe, Kim has a sense of humor (beside a murderous one) after all.
In the movie, Franco plays a talk show host, and Rogen is his producer. They land a once-in-a-lifetime interview with the isolated dictator.
When the CIA finds out, it enlists the two show-biz types to bump off Kim. But their efforts are nothing if not bumbling.
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