It’s not just the Americans and the Brits who annoy the North Korean establishment with their irreverant lèse-majesté. Now the Chinese are doing it too.
So far the video has been left online:
And a reminder of the two other things that recently got the DPRK establishment annoyed: an upcoming American comedy film, and a special promotion by a west London barber.
First, the KCNA launches a barrage against the film on 25 June:
Absolutely intolerable is the distribution of such film in the U.S. as it is the most undisguised terrorism and a war action to deprive the service personnel and people of the DPRK of their mental mainstay and bring down its social system…
If the U.S. administration connives at and patronizes the screening of the film, it will invite a strong and merciless countermeasure.
Yes, the film’s scenario is pretty tasteless:
Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
but surely it’s better to ignore the thing than give it free publicity. It’s a shame that the DPRK’s former ambassador to the UK, Ja Song-nam, and now ambassador to the UN, has to waste his time with making a formal protest. North Korea Tech has a copy of his letter to Ban Ki-moon.
And earlier this year the DPRK embassy in London didn’t like this particular promotional offer:
Needless to say, the free publicity generated some business for M&M Hair Academy, which is a few minutes walk from the embassy.