Margaret Cho defends North Korea skit during Golden Globes

Tiny Fey, Margaret Cho and Amy Poehler speak at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 11, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

Not everyone's laughing at comedian Margaret Cho's impersonation of a stern North Korean Army general during Sunday night's Golden Globes.

The San Francisco native and Lowell High School graduate took part in a comedy bit with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

The trio took aim at North Korea's reaction to the movie "The Interview."

Cho wore face paint and spoke with a thick accent, voicing a collection of complaints about Hollywood as well as the Globes: "I think 'Orange is the New Black' should be in Drama category," rather than Comedy, she barked in broken English. "It funny, but not ha-ha funny."

Some people online are calling the skit racist.

Cho responded to the controversy on Twitter, writing: "I'm of mixed North/South Korean descent - you imprison, starve and brainwash my people you get made fun of by me #hatersgonhate #FreeSpeech."

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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