North Korea president calls Obama ‘monkey’ and suffers consequences

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Kim Jung Un, the diminutive president of North Korea, is alleged to have given the order for a massive hack attack on entertainment giant Sony. The result of that hack was the release of embarrassing emails, personal information and apparently a copy of the comedy The Interview. The movie revolves around a CIA plot to assassinate the president of North Korea and stars comedian Seth Rogan. A threat was issued that if the movie was shown, North Korea would consider it a grave insult and an act of war. Subsequently, Sony pulled the picture from its scheduled premier and received a lot of negative publicity for bending to the will of the North Korean dictator.

Sony soon reversed its decision and issued a limited release of the film in 300 theaters and streamed it on the Internet. This move infuriated Jung Un and he blamed President Obama for the release of the film and through a government spokesman stated “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.”

The White House has not officially responded to the racist insult, or has it?

For the second time in a week, the entire nation of North Korea lost Internet and 3G mobile coverage, crippling the flow of information in the country. The United States has neither confirmed nor denied responsibility for the service outage affecting North Korea. But this lack of response has not stopped North Korea from blaming the United States as the culprit in the massive outage. President Obama stated earlier this month that the U.S. response to the Sony hack, which was blamed on North Korea, would be proportional but would not elaborate on plans. Shutting down the Internet of an entire country would once again demonstrate to the world that America is also skilled in cyber warfare like its enemies.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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