North Korea continued to be North Korea today as the country filed a complaint with the United Nations about a Seth Rogen film.
In “The Interview,’’ which Rogen wrote, directed and stars in, two Americans are asked by the CIA to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The movie is fictional. Last month, the country said that if the United States didn’t block the release of the movie, it would constitute as an “act of war.’’
That didn’t do anything — “The Interview’’ is still scheduled to hit theaters in October — so North Korea is telling on us to the United Nations. The country’s UN ambassador, Ja Song Nam, filed a complaint with the organization on June 27 but it was only made public this week.
“The United States authorities should take immediate and appropriate actions to ban the production and distribution of the aforementioned film,’’ Ja wrote in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. “Otherwise, it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism.’’
North Korea’s appeal to the UN is a bit surprising, considering its response to the organization’s report on human rights abuses in the country. It dismissed the report’s accusations as “fabrications’’ before launching into a homophobic attack on the investigation’s chair.