Russian ambassador thinks Harold and Kumar were actual terrorists


kal_penn_c21-0-618-348_s561x327– Actor Kal Penn says he “can’t stop laughing” after the Russian ambassador to the U.K. tweeted a photo of a laughing “terrorist,” which turned out to be a shot from a scene in the movie “Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay.”

Alexander Yakovenko said early Wednesday that the U.S. had threatened “to stop helping Iraq against ISIL if Baghdad asks Russia for help,” referring to the Islamic State terror group.

The terrorists must be rejoicing,” Mr. Yakovenkotweeted, including an image of a gleeful “terrorist,” who is really just Mr. Penn in a fake beard.

Mr. Yakovenko was roundly mocked on social media for the gaffe. The tweet was still active Wednesday afternoon.

“The Russian Federation ambassador to the UK tweeted this Harold & Kumar pic with seriousness,” Mr. Pennwrote. “I can’t stop laughing.”

Mr. Penn then tweeted a photo of Ivan Drago, the fictional Soviet boxer played by Dolph Lundgren in “Rocky IV,” with a message saying thank you to Mr. Yakovenko.

Mr. Penn is the former White House associate director of public engagement.