"The army and people of the DPRK are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the US in all war spaces including cyber warfare space.”
Those are the words of the National Defense Commission, the most powerful body in North Korea. These threats are nothing new, but are they without merit? I know that many of us, myself included, have judged North Korea’s reactions are aggressive, excessive, and completely out of line. The issue that I am starting to think about more and more, though, is maybe one that not many want to think about: are we out of line in making this movie?
Let’s step back and think about what would happen if a movie were released depicting the murder of Barack Obama. We have had a lot of movies where the President is the main target, but rarely does the President die… Also, isn’t it peculiar that in almost all movies (and all in which the President dies), the President is a fictitious character. Different name, different background, different everything. Why do we think that is?
What would happen if Sony were to roll out a movie where Barack Obama would be assassinated in an explicitly violent manner? Do we really think that people would just be ok with that? I am sorry, but I (and maybe it is just me) do not think that would sit well with a TON of Americans. I am not saying that I want that movie to be made, rather I am saying if we think about that scenario, could we not then understand why the North Korean government is so inflamed because of this movie?
NOTE: The image is of South Korean TV news show.