Comedy about Dennis Rodman and North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un is happening, because what’s funnier than human rights violations?

By | February 24, 2014 at 11:17 am | 3 comments | News, Opinion, TV/Movies | Tags: , , , ,

What’s funnier than a dictator-led country, whose government enslaves hundreds of thousands of its citizens in labor camps – children included! – publicly executes people for owning a Bible and maintains no freedom of the press? Well, Tim Story, director of such hits like Ride Along, Think Like A Man and Barbershop, must think it’s a hoot. Because he’s been attached to direct Diplomats, a comedy flick from 20th Century Fox, about former basketball star Dennis Rodman and his real-life friendship with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. Other folks who find the oppression of millions a total knee slapper? Peter Chernin (The Heat) and Jonathan Abrams, who are set to produce and write the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Great job, Hollywood! Might I suggest a few other topics for which you to create comedy around? Here goes: Sudanese refugees, female genital mutilation in Somalia and tax law. You’re welcome.

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  • SgtMD

    Might be useful to include a segment detailing brutality and gulag prison atrocities, then use the Rodman visits as comic relief… Brief inception of reality into worldwide consciousness can only help in the long run.

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  • Noah Odabashian

    This seems a little odd seeing as Team America: World Police cracked off some humor via North Korea. And as far as human rights abuses go, George W. Bush was made fun of to much acclaim by Will Ferrell.

    We don’t even really know the angle of the movie yet, but does this mean Laughspin believes there are topics too taboo for comedy?

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