U.S. TO EXTRADITE COMEDIAN MARGARET CHO TO NORTH KOREA

L-R: Fey, Cho, Poehler
L-R: Fey, Cho, Poehler (Screen capture, Golden Globes)

HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Upon the request of President Kim Jong-un, the United States will extradite Korean-American Margaret Cho to Pyongyang to face slander charges.

The State Department action comes the morning after controversial televised segments of the Golden Globes in Los Angeles.

As part of a running gag on the show, co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler introduced the “newest HFPA member” — North Korean general Cho Young Ja, played by Margaret Cho.

She was solemn and quiet at first, holding up her freelance magazine, Movies Wow, and wanting only to take a picture with Meryl Streep. Cho kept reappearing during the three-hour telecast as the North Korean general who is obsessed with American entertainment.

In a statement, the State Department said that the extradition is part of Washington’s ongoing efforts to re-establish diplomatic relations with North Korea. “It’s a good faith effort to show the Pyongyang government that America is sincere in wanting conciliation with the communist country,” the statement said.

The U.S. does not have an extradition agreement with North Korea.

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