Sony may be responsible for making North Korea the subject of an over-the-top mockery movie, but President Obama is getting the blame for its release.
Jonathan Cheng, staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Seoul, fired off two tweets from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Friday night that were aimed directly at Obama.
Referring to him as “the chief culprit,” the quote reads, “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.”
KCNA, the official voice of the North Korean government, accused the United States of shutting down the country’s national Internet on Monday, an accusation that “could not be confirmed or denied” as late as Tuesday, by U.S. State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf.
U.S. officials finally said Washington was not involved, according to Reuters.
But the North Korean government isn’t buying that.
“The United States, with its large physical size and oblivious to the shame of playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would, has begun disrupting the Internet operations of the main media outlets of our republic,” the North’s National Defense Commission said in a statement.
“It is truly laughable,” a spokesman for the commission said, according to Reuters.