North Korea is up in arms over Seth Rogen and James Franco's upcoming comedy "The Interview," due out later this year. The funny guys play American journalists tasked with assassinating North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un after the CIA learns he is a fan of their show.
According to ABC News, the North Korean government views the film as "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 spokesperson said.
"If the U.S. administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken."
The comediennes came under fire earlier this week, when Kim Myong-Choi, executive director for the Center for North Korea-US peace and an unofficial spokesman for Kim Jong Un, expressed his disapproval.
"A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the U.S, has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine," he told The Telegraph.
"And let us not forget who killed Kennedy-Americans."
"In fact, President Obama should be careful in case the U.S. military wants to kill him as well," he continued.
Rogen does not seem bothered, however, responding today with a comical tweet.
"People don't usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it," he wrote.
He also said he hopes Kim Jong Un likes the movie, which he said he would watch.
"Apparently Kim Jong Un plans on watching #TheInterview. I hope he likes it!!" the "Neighbors" actor tweeted.
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