Bad Idea? Activist Group Planning to Balloon Drop 100,000 Copies of 'The Interview' Into North Korea |

Bad Idea? Activist Group Planning to Balloon Drop 100,000 Copies of ‘The Interview’ Into North Korea


North Korea already threatened the US for wanting to show The Interview on our own soil, we don’t even want to know how angry they’re going to get once they get bombarded on their OWN soil with copies of the film.

Activist Park Sang-hak, a North Korean defector, is teaming up with the Human Rights Foundation, a U.S. non-profit organization, to deliver 100,000 DVDs and USBs of The Interview across the border from South Korea….by balloon.

“North Korea’s absolute leadership will crumble if the idolization of leader Kim [Jong-un] breaks down,” Park told the Associated Press.

The Human Rights Foundation is reportedly supplying the DVDs and USB memory sticks of the movie with Korean subtitles, but has not yet responded to TheWrap‘s request for comment.

The organization has been active in speaking out against Kim Jong-un’s dictatorship, and launched the #HackThemBack campaign on Dec. 19, which aimed to raise $250,000 to flood North Korea with films, books, educational materials, and equipment from the outside world as an alternative to the propaganda created by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

While the U.S. government has blamed North Korea for the cyberattack on “The Interview” distributor Sony Pictures Entertainment, security firm Norse Corp alleged that it has identified six individuals involved, including one former Sony employee based in America, as well as participants from Canada, Thailand and Singapore.

Park told the AP that foundation officials plan to visit South Korea around Jan. 20 to hand over the DVDs and USBs, and that he and the officials will then try to float the first batch of the balloons if weather conditions allow.

While the whole idea is comical, we just hope there isn’t any real fall-out.

[via The Wrap]


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