NORTH KOREA

Netflix Mocks North Korean Knockoff On Twitter

On demand video service is now just a "Manbang knockoff"
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Aug 26, 2016 at 3:24 PM ET

A week after North Korea introduced a video-on-demand service that looks a lot like Netflix but has the unintentionally hilarious and very porny name “Manbang,” Netflix has responded in extremely chill fashion: by changing its Twitter profile.

@Netflix’s profile now calls itself a “Manbang knockoff.”

“We are bummed we didn’t think of the name first,” Netflix shrugged to Business Insider.

Manbang, which translates to “everywhere,” features five channels of what is believed to be the same stuff North Korea offers its citizens on live television: propaganda in documentary and television show form. Also, Russian and English language classes. No word yet on whether or not it will continue to follow in Netflix’s proud tradition and produce some Manbang original shows.