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James Franco, Seth Rogen Called ‘Terrorists’ at UN by North Korea

James Franco and Seth Rogen play bumbling television news team who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

James Franco and Seth Rogen play bumbling television news team who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

James Franco and Seth Rogen have been branded “terrorists” and their new film “The Interview” is being described as a “war action” in a formal protest by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to the United Nations. Who knew? Um… well, we did.

TheImproper published a spoof last month, in which Kim called the film an act of war and vowed to nuke Hollywood.

But, hey, we were only kidding, although we suspected that Kim would react exactly as we called it in our June 12 article. And he has!

The North Korean Foreign Ministry earlier charged that “stern” and “merciless” retaliation was forthcoming if the film is released to the general public.

In its latest missive to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, North Korea ramped up its propaganda campaign against the film.

The isolated country’s UN envoy Ja Song-Nam charged that the film is “the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as a war action.”

The Korean government is calling on the United States government to “take immediate and appropriate action” to stop distribution of the film or bear the consequences of “encouraging and sponsoring terrorism.”

What the communist dictatorship fails to realize is that things don’t work quite that way in a Western democracy like the United States. Free speech is protected by the U.S. Constitution.

It’s hard to tell whether the isolated Korean dictator is just playing for publicity or really has the heebie jeebies about being the target of an assassination attempt in what clearly is a comedy film. Hey, someone has to play the bad guy.

At least Rogen is having some fun with it.

“People don’t usually wanna’ kill me for one of my movies until after they’ve paid 12 bucks for it,” he Tweeted.

One thing is certain, Kim is a Hollywood film buff who watches pirated U.S. movies that he refuses to allow his people to see.

Oh… and he also can’t take a joke.

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