North Korea whines to UN about anti-Kim Jong Un comedy

A soon-to-be-released Hollywood film will mercilessly and hilariously mock the “Supreme Leader” of North Korea. And, therefore, Kim Jong Un and his cronies are very, very upset.

James Franco and Seth Rogen’s latest comedy, The Interview, depicts the pair trying to kill the country’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un.

The North Korean Foreign Ministry had previously warned the U.S. of “stern and merciless” retaliation if it fails to block the release of the film. Now, Kim’s envoy to the United Nations penned a rather alarmist letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urging him to block the film’s release, or else.

“The North Korean Foreign Ministry had previously warned the U.S. of ‘stern’ and ‘merciless’ retaliation if it fails to block the release of the film, which is out on October 14.

“Now, in a letter addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, North Korea’s UN envoy Ja Song-Nam says allowing the film to be made and seen constitutes ‘the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as a war action.’

“‘The US authorities should take immediate and appropriate action to ban the production and distribution of the film, otherwise it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism,‘ the letter says.

Ironically, the United Nations is the same deliberative body that earlier this year found that, among other things, the regime’s “human rights violations” are so barbaric and so evil they are unparalleled in modern times:

“Systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations have been and are being committed” by the leaders of North Korea against their own people, the U.N.’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights declared in a report that goes on to accuse that nation’s communist regime of “crimes against humanity.”

According to U.N. investigators, “the gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a state that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world.” They conclude, for example, that “hundreds of thousands of political prisoners have perished” in prison camps over the past five decades.

The High Commissioner’s report calls on the U.N. Security Council to “refer the situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the International Criminal Court.”

“The United Nations must ensure that those most responsible for the crimes against humanity committed in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are held accountable,” the report concludes.

The UN’s first order of business should be dealing aggressively with this murderous regime, not placating it.

[Townhall]

2 thoughts on “North Korea whines to UN about anti-Kim Jong Un comedy

  1. In “The Interview”, which is set for release in October, Seth Rogen and James Franco portray television journalists who get an interview with Kim Jong Un and are enlisted by the Central Intelligence Agency to assassinate him.

    The North Koreans, in a letter to the UN, accused the United States of “sponsoring terrorism as well as an act of war” in allowing the movie to be made and distributed.

    Rogen, who is known for such fare as the comedies “This Is the End,” “Pineapple Express,” “Superbad” and “Freaks and Geeks” is baffled by the country’s reaction. “It’s kind of shocking,” he said. “I can’t even believe that they even know it exists at this point. We thought it would happen once it came out. I wonder what they’ll say when they see it.”

    “It lends itself to the whole premise of the movie which is that it’s a kind of a ridiculous situation going on over there and as bad as it is, it’s bizarre at the same time and I think is worthy of mockery.”

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