North Korea warns it considers Seth Rogen film ‘act of war’
America faces ‘merciless’ retaliation if it releases Hollywood film about Kim Jong Un
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg pose during a photocall for their latest film ‘The Interview’. Photograph: Miquel Benitez/Getty Images
A spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said in state media that if the US government does not block the release of the movie, it would be considered an “act of war”.
With no independent press of its own, North Korea often holds foreign governments responsible for the content of their media.
Pyongyang regularly warns South Korea to prevent its press from mocking its leadership.