North Korean Government Declares Seth Rogen Movie an ‘Act of War’

While the first indication of North Korean displeasure towards The Interview may have been a hoax, the BBC reports that the regime of Kim Jong-Un is taking Seth Rogen and James Franco‘s movie very seriously.

In a statement released by the state-run news agency KCNA, a representative of the government slams an unnamed American movie — most likely The Interview, which focuses on a CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-Un — as an “act of war,” adding that the film was inciting “a gust of hatred and rage” among the North Korean populace.

“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,” they continue. “If the US administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken.”

The BBC points out that this could mean retaliation against the three American citizens in North Korean custody, or that they’ll try to do something terrible and dangerous with their maybe-existing cruise missile technology.

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