Following the “The Interview” film controversy, the 2015 Golden Globe awards hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, made several jokes about North Korea during their opening skit at the 72nd annual Golden Globe awards Sunday. But their jabs about the East Asian country didn’t stop there.
During the show, the duo took a moment to introduce a new member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a female contributing journalist for Movies WOW Magazine and a North Korean Army General. After announcing the HFPA’s supposed new member, the camera panned to show comedian Margaret Cho portraying the role of the North Korean general.
After a few awkward moments, a stone-faced Cho made it known that she wanted a photo op with "Into the Woods" nominee actress Meryl Streep. While originally feigning reluctance, Streep, 65, eventually posed with Cho and even held up a copy of the fabricated magazine— a publication which featured an image of North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong-un.
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â€” Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 12, 2015
“You love Korea. Everyone knows it,” Fey added.
As expected, Twitter has exploded following the unforgettable 2015 Golden Globe awards skit. Check out a few of the reactions below:
The amazing Meryl Streep looked rattled as hell to have to take part in Margaret Cho's gag. #goldenglobes
â€” Kevin Campbell (@SacredAura) January 12, 2015
â€” Loni Love (@LoniLove) January 12, 2015
BENEDICT PHOTOBOMBED MERYL STREEP
â€” Hαnnαh Grunstein (@HannahGrunstein) January 12, 2015
10 minutes in, Amy and Tina have reminded us no one is safe. Not even Meryl Streep (or the Civil Rights Movement, apparently.) #GoldenGlobes
â€” TVLine.com (@TVLine) January 12, 2015
Even North Korea knows Meryl Streep is the queen of award shows
â€” Emily (@CovensGrandes) January 12, 2015
Classy Meryl Streep's always a good sport. But she shouldn't have been put through that very lame & forced North Korea bit. #GoldenGlobes
â€” Ed Bark (@unclebarkycom) January 12, 2015
Not only are they snubbing the best people/shows they're on the verge of making Meryl Streep public enemy #1 in North Korea #GoldenGlobes
â€” David Purdy (@PurdyDavid) January 12, 2015
Jab at the North Koreans...they can't be mad at Meryl Streep, right?
â€” Jennie Kelly (@snark_princess) January 12, 2015
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