North Korean Propaganda Video Uses MW3 Footage, Gets Pulled by YouTube After Activision Complaint

It's one thing for North Korea to threaten the United States of America via a propaganda video, it's quite another for them to steal the footage of the nuclear blast from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3! But that is exactly what they did, according to an analysis of the footage over at Forbes.

The video first surfaced on North Korea's Uriminzokkiri YouTube channel (yes they have an official YouTube account). The video offers a dream sequence where a man envisions a collection of skyscrapers in New York City by hit by a hail of North Korean missile strikes.

While it is a bit disconcerting that North Korea wants to blow NYC up with missiles, we are not surprised that the government there wants to let us know that they don't like us. What is surprising is that the scene is stolen wholesale from a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 cut scene. The only difference is the addition of the following captions:

"Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing."

"It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze with the fire started by itself."

The man concludes that "surely will come true."

To which we would only add in response to the man: only in your dreams…

See the Modern Warfare 3 footage here.

The North Korean video has already been taken down by YouTube because Activision filed a complaint against it.

Source: Forbes


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