On the heels of a terrorist threat, Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of “The Interview” starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. The decision was made on Wednesday, December 17th after select theaters announced that they would not be showing the movie on its planned Christmas day release date. Sony Pictures announced in a statement, “In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film “The Interview,” we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.”
During this unprecedented threat and the continuing fallout, many celebrities are speaking out to voice their displeasure with Sony pulling the film.
Judd Apatow tweeted: I think it is disgraceful that these theaters are not showing The Interview. Will they pull any movie that gets an anonymous threat now?
Jimmy Kimmel responded: @JuddApatow I agree wholeheartedly. An un-American act of cowardice that validates terrorist actions and sets a terrifying precedent.
Damon Waynes Junior tweeted: We do not negotiate with terrorists. We just do exactly what they say.
Michael Moore tweeted: Dear Sony Hackers: now that u run Hollywood, I’d also like less romantic comedies, fewer Michael Bay movies and no more Transformers.
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