China criticizes US and Sony Pictures, says The Interview is ‘nothing to be proud of’

China has given its first hint of its stance on the Sony Pictures hack and The Interview, and Americans will likely be displeased. An editorial in The Global Times, a paper run by the state’s Communist Party, largely sides with North Korea and strongly criticizes The Interview.

The editorial reads, in part, that “any civilized world will oppose hacker attacks or terror threats. But a movie like The Interview, which makes fun of the leader of an enemy of the US, is nothing to be proud of for Hollywood and US society.” It continues, “No matter how the US society looks at North Korea and Kim Jong Un, Kim is still the leader of the country. The vicious mocking of Kim is only a result of senseless cultural arrogance.”

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