Actor 'can't stop laughing' as Russian ambassador tweets 'terrorist' photo

Actor Kal Penn at the premiere of "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay."

Story highlights

  • Russian ambassador uses a still from 2008 movie to make a point about U.S. involvement in Iraq
  • Actor who portrayed the character "can't stop laughing," ignites minor twitter war

(CNN)Actor Kal Penn has found himself mistaken for a terrorist -- again.

After his character, Kumar Patel, was flagged as an Islamic extremist in the 2008 movie, "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay," it seems the "terrorist" tag just won't shake.
Alexander Yakovenko, the Russian Ambassador to the UK, used a still from the movie -- showing Kumar imagined as an extremist and taunting an elderly female airline passenger -- to illustrate a point about U.S. involvement in the fight against ISIS in Iraq.