Can't help but wonder how Rodman views this choice of slur.North Korea blasts Barack Obama as 'monkey' over The Interview
December 27, 2014
North Korea has blasted US President Barack Obama as a "monkey" encouraging cinemas to screen a comedy featuring a fictional plot to kill its leader, and threatened "inescapable deadly blows" over the movie. The isolated dictatorship's powerful National Defence Commission (NDC) also accused the US of "disturbing the internet operation" of North Korean media outlets. The NDC accused Obama of taking the lead in encouraging theatres to screen The Interview on Christmas Day. Sony had initially cancelled its release after major US theatre chains said they would not show it, following threats to movie-goers by hackers.
"Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest," a spokesman for the NDC's policy department said in a statement published by the North's official KCNA news agency on Saturday. "If the US persists in American-style arrogant, high-handed and gangster-like arbitrary practices despite [North Korea's] repeated warnings, the US should bear in mind that its failed political affairs will face inescapable deadly blows," the NDC spokesman said.
Sydney Morning Herald