North Korea declares Franco film ‘an act of war’

A government spokesman promises ‘merciless’ retaliation if the new James Franco and Seth Rogen film is released

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The Interview has not been well-received in North Korea

James Franco and Seth Rogen are on the verge of kickstarting World War III. Their new film The Interview, in which the pair play two undercover journalists hired to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has already been condemned by an unofficial North Korean spokesman – but now state media has come out saying that the film constitutes an "act of war". 

"Making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated," a government representative told state KCNA news agency. 

The spokesperson added that the "reckless US provocative insanity" of using a "gangster filmmaker" to challenge the Supreme Leader was triggering "a gust of hatred and rage" among North Korean people and soldiers.

"If the US administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken," he concludes. 

As North Korea has been working on strengthening its missile technology, we were wondering whether or not the West should be worried, but then we remembered that their drones are totally lame and breathed a sigh of relief.

Check out a teaser for the offending US propaganda below:

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