China state media slams ‘The Interview’ as ‘senseless’

Workers remove a poster for “The Interview” from a billboard in Hollywood, California, on December 18, 2014, following a cyber attack.

A Chinese state-affiliated newspaper has lashed out at the controversial American movie “The Interview” for its irreverent representation of the North Korean leader.

“Americans always believe they can jab at other countries’ leaders just because they are free to criticize or make fun of their own state leaders,” read an editorial issued in China’s Global Times newspaper on Saturday.

“No matter how the US society looks at North Korea and Kim Jong-un, Kim is still the leader of the country. The vicious mocking of Kim is only a result of senseless cultural arrogance,” the editorial added.

Global Times is affiliated with China’s ruling Communist Party.

“The Interview,” the production of Hollywood giant Sony Pictures Entertainment, depicts the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

On Wednesday, Hollywood giant Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked in the most devastating cyber attack ever inflicted on a US-based company.

The hackers, who called themselves “Guardians of Peace,” warned people not to see the movie or they will face the consequences.

The Hollywood movie company cancelled the release of the controversial production following the threat.

On Friday, US President Barack Obama threatened to retaliate against the cyber attack after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) publically blamed it on the North Korean government. Pyongyang has strongly denied the allegations.

By Press TV


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