THE JUICE WITH JEM
According to BBC.com, the much anticipated movie release of “The Interview” by Sony Pictures was cancelled due to numerous threats from hackers.
Sony confirmed their decision last night and has no plans to release the satirical film internationally, in any form.
The movie’s plot-line, to kill North Korea’s leader, drew controversy worldwide, but there has been the opposite effect in Hollywood, with Ben Stiller calling the move “a threat to freedom of expression”.
If you haven’t seen the trailer, click video below:
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Many other celebrities took to Twitter to share their thoughts:
ROB LOWE: “Wow. Everyone caved. The hackers won. An utter and complete victory for them. Wow. “Saw Seth Rogen at JFK. Both of us have never seen or heard of anything like this.”
JIMMY KIMMEL: “An un-American act of cowardice that validates terrorist actions and sets a terrifying precedent.”
STEVE CARELL: “Sad day for creative expression.”
PATTON OSWALT: “All joking aside, we just gave a comfy foothold to censorship and it doesn’t get any better from this point on.”
BILL MAHER: “Is that all it takes, an anonymous threat and the numbers 911, to throw free expression under the bus?”
Source: bbc.com/Image: dallasnews.com