North Korea Complains to UN About Seth Rogen Movie
It's 'undisguised sponsoring of terrorism,' says Pyongyang
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2014 5:13 PM CDT
Seth Rogen attends the American Comedy Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on April 26 in New York.   (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – North Korea continues to do a fine job of promoting an upcoming flick with Seth Rogen and James Franco. Pyongyang has taken its complaint about The Interview all the way to the United Nations, reports Reuters. In the movie, Rogen and Franco play a TV producer and host who land an interview with Kim Jong Un and get hired by the CIA to kill him. In a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, the North declares that the premise "should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war." (The North used similar language in an earlier diatribe.) Rogen is taking this about as seriously as you might expect: "People don't usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it," he tweeted a while back. The movie is out in October, notes the Telegraph.

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Jul 11, 2014 6:09 AM CDT
Are they complaining about the movie, or US government funding of the movie?
MattB
Jul 11, 2014 5:41 AM CDT
Seeing as the Golden Compass 2 was pulled because the Vatican complained to the studios, I wonder why NK does not call them?
tpvero
Jul 11, 2014 4:45 AM CDT
Someone should complain to the American government about Rogen and Franco. Boehner should be suing them.They are a crass and boorish affront to all people with any decency or culture. I am sick of pushing forty adults acting like teens and thinking this is something we should all aspire to.