U.S. President Barack Obama is on the receiving end of racial slurs in North Korea and America, over the Sony hacking scandal that has greatly damaged the struggling company. The problems all emanate from Sony's ill-willed, ill-fated idea to make the corny, cheesy, anti-North Korean movie "The Interview" and unconfirmed retaliatory hacks allegedly from the nation in question.
President Obama, who was slurred by Sony chiefs, Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin regarding his taste in black film in an email exchange ("Would he like to finance some movies. I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO? 12 YEARS. Or the butler. Or think like a man? Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart."). Obama was also the recipient of a racial slur by the North Korean government, who called him a "monkey." The North Korean government stated, "Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest" In America the term "monkey" is a racial slur regarding black people. These comments from Sony and separately the North Korean government were completely inappropriate.
Scott Rudin is racist and rude
The Judiciary Report has to wonder, why President Obama waded into this issue in the first place and further violated domestic and international law, via illegally hacking and cutting off the internet in North Korea. Under United Nations' laws, this was a human rights violation. It was not fitting that a President engage in such illegal activity. President Obama is a lawyer and knows better. He did not follow the rule of law.
Additionally, as head of state, Obama is meant to set a good example, not resort to debased, unlawful hacker tactics, not befitting anyone. Obama is supposed to be engaging in international diplomacy, not inflaming a nation with a nuclear arsenal and dangerous agents, who can inflict harm on innocent Americans, over a worthless movie.
Angelina Jolie and Amy Pascal
In reference to school kids in North Korea, whose lessons were interrupted because Obama had their internet cut off without authority or warning, what lesson does he think that taught them about him? The ways of diplomacy? The ways of due process? The ways of fair play? No, Obama gave them a lesson in dictatorship, which has nothing to do with democracy. To take out the internet for an entire nation, when the United Nations describes internet access for all as a human right, was an abuse of Obama's post as President.
Obama has a highly inappropriate relationship with Sony, whom he gave access to top secret U.S. government files, to make a movie, much to the anger of many lawmakers in the U.S. Congress. Sony also contributes much in the way of financial donations to Obama, which is why they get away with numerous criminal violations of U.S. law, such as insider trading, hacking, phone hacking, wiretapping, bank fraud, criminal copyright infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, patent infringement, racketeering and espionage.
James Franco and Seth Rogen star in "The Interview"
Seth Rogen's movies are subpar, unintelligent, inartistic, misogynistic, disgusting, gross out, unoriginal pieces of trash (i.e. "Knocked Up" "The Green Hornet" "This Is The End" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin"). I have to wonder which person he is having sex with in Hollywood, why his movies keep getting made (rhetorical). Why anyone would greelight a movie by Rogen on such a sensitive subject matter as North Korea is a mystery.
The idiocy that comes with a Rogen film has only added to the offense the movie "The Interview" has caused. It was not quality filmmaking tackling a sensitive subject. It's trash. There are so many stories one could do on North Korea, to highlight the plight of the poor and disadvantaged, yet this is what Sony choose - the murder and assassination of their head of state.
President Barack Obama is being hypocritical, considering he had a U.S. filmmaker indicted on trumped up charges, out of revenge for making a film about him
The artistically bereft movie "The Interview" is a about two men, who on the orders of the CIA, murder North Korean head of state, Kim Jong-un. The Judiciary Report espouses the ways of democracy and does not agree with the politics of Kim Jong-un. However, I would never make a movie about killing Kim Jong-un or any other sitting head of state. To make a movie centered on murdering a sitting head of state is highly disrespectful, hateful, malicious and shows a great lack of respect for human life.
"The Interview" is disgraceful and a waste of money. It has endangered Americans in the United States and the world and for a foolish cause. It will not help in matters of international diplomacy, as North Korea is stating they are offended and understandably so. If a movie industry of another nation made a movie about murdering President Obama, people would be very offended and understandably so. Therefore, put yourself in the North Korean people's shoes to understand their reaction. The message Sony sent via "The Interview" is a North Korean life is of no value, which is an ugly message.
Hollywood needs to act responsibly. The conflict America is facing regarding North Korea is serious and should be a government matter. It's not a laughing matter for a tacky film. It didn't need an offensive, ignorant, degrading movie being made to muddy the waters of diplomacy. It was immature, ill-timed and foolish. There are struggling and starving people in North Korea who need help. Spitting on their head of state via film is not going to open up the country to receive the help it needs. If someone made a movie about murdering you, would you want to engage in diplomatic talks with them.
It reminds me of people who draw a picture of Islamic figure, Mohammed, knowing it will greatly offend and inflame Muslims, leading to violence and even death, as has happened, but do it anyway. Why endanger yourself and people associated with you, trying to prove some point. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.