Since Christmas Eve, when Sony decided to allow “The Interview” to be streamed in HD on Youtube, Google Play, Microsoft’s Xbox Video, and seetheinterview.com for $5.99 to rent and $14.99 to buy, North Korea has not let up on its threats and Obama-insulting. It was also released in more than 300 independent U.S. theaters on Christmas day. North Korea totally condemned Sony’s decision, describing the movie as a design “for agitating terrorism produced with high-ranking politicians of the US administration.”
North Korea has begun lashing out at the U.S. It has blamed Obama for allowing the release of “The Interview,” saying he “always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.”It also accused the U.S. of “gangster-like arbitrary practices” and warned “the U.S. should bear in mind that its failed political affairs will face inescapable deadly blows.” They have also blamed the U.S. for their country-wide internet failure that started occurring on December 22nd, since the U.S. government did promise a “proportional response.” The White House has not officially confirmed or denied any involvement because an official has said that the claim wasn’t worthy of a response, but two government officials did say that the U.S. played no role in the outages.
Sony is also in the midst of being sued over including a pop song in “The Interview” by Korean-American singer Yoon Mi Rae. The singer’s record label Boing Boing is saying that Sony had initiated a conversation with them about possibly using it, but a deal was never reached.