North Korea has been on the news alot lately, mostly because they’re in a bit of a pickle with the U.S. military. Last month, the capital, Pyongyang, tested two missiles that are capable of hitting the U.S. That got them in hot water with the United Nations, and they placed sanctions “that step up restrictions on the country’s international trade.” Said sanctions could cost North Korea about $1 billion a year, and needless to say, they were pissed.
What has since followed has been aggressive, back-and-forth dialogue (threats, they’ve been threats) between Washington and North Korea. On Tuesday, Trump said that if they continue threatening the U.S., “they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.” Now, reports are surfacing that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is taking into consideration military plans to fire four missiles near Guam, a U.S. territory, and people are understandably freaking out. It is nuclear war, after all.
The point is, things are getting heated, and no one really knows what’s going to happen, but a new CNN poll indicates that 50 percent of Americans would support military action against North Korea. However, what it doesn’t show is that a lot of Americans don’t really even know where North Korea is. As in, where it’s located, on a map, of the world.
The always hilarious Jimmy Kimmel sent a Jimmy Kimmel Live! camera crew to Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles to ask Americans whether or not they think the U.S. should consider military action against North Korea. Most of them said yes. Then, they asked them to find North Korea on a map. The results are… concerning, albeit pee-in-your-pants funny.
People pointed to South America, Australia, the Middle East, and a lot of people pointed to Canada, which is terrifying. Nevertheless, you can't blame them! Geometry class was a long time ago! They were caught off guard! They didn't have time to review! Right? RIGHT?
You might also like