North Korea Calls Obama “Monkey” & Threatens “Inescapable Deadly Blows”
North Korea compares President Obama to a “monkey” in a new statement blaming the United States for Internet disruptions following the Sony hacking. The totalitarian regime’s ruling body, the National Defence Commission, issued the provocative statement on Saturday.
A spokesperson for the North Korean leadership said, “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.” The statement continued, “If the U.S. persists in American-style arrogant, high-handed and gangster-like arbitrary practices despite (North Korea’s) repeated warnings, the U.S. should bear in mind that its failed political affairs will face inescapable deadly blows.”
The official also charged the United States with falsely linking the Sony hack to North Korea “without clear evidence,” and accused Obama’s administration of “disturbing the Internet operation” of North Korea.
At the center of the controversy, of course, is the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy The Interview, which depicts an assassination attempt on North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. In the new statement, North Korea calls the film “a movie for agitating terrorism, producing with high-ranking politicians of the U.S. administration involved.”
The United States has linked North Korea to the Sony hacking, but the North Koreans deny any wrongdoing. President Obama has said he was happy Sony eventually released The Interview despite threats. Gossip Cop will have updates.