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Kylo Ren as North Korean leader? Star Wars events mistaken as real

People on the street who've never seen "Star Wars" believe Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren and Admiral Ackbar are actual people in the latest installment of "Lie Witness News" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Leave it to a Brit to figure out a "Jimmy Kimmel Live" gag about Star Wars and current events.

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Believe it or not, there are still people who have never watched any of the Star Wars films.

During a "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" edition of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday, regular people roaming around town are asked what they think of events that happened during the movie saga as though they really occurred in our world.

One innocent bystander thought Kylo Ren, a new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" character, was actually slated to be the next leader of North Korea. Another person agreed that it was worth invading Endor and that the Ewoks need foreign intervention to survive the conflict.

Other people approached made less than zero sense when asked about climate change and Hoth (the frozen planet in "The Empire Strikes Back"). Another person thought Fox News was too soft on Emperor Palpatine.

At least now we know not everyone blames Count Dooku for the Clone Wars. Then again, we're not sure if the person interviewed knew she was talking about Star Wars or a war in our galaxy.

Catch "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in theaters starting December 17 in the UK and Australia and December 18 in the US.