Celebs were outraged after Sony decided to pull The Interview‘s theatrical release date following a terrorist attack threat — check out their angry tweets.
Jimmy Kimmel, Ben Stiller and Rob Lowe are only a few of the celebrities who took to Twitter to express their anger following the controversial pulling of The Interview‘s Christmas day release — do you agree with the stars?
‘The Interview’ Canceled: Celebs Angry About Film Being Pulled From Theaters
It is clear that celebs do not agree with Sony for pulling the film from theaters:
I think it is disgraceful that these theaters are not showing The Interview. Will they pull any movie that gets an anonymous threat now?
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 17, 2014
We also don’t know that it isn’t a disgruntled employee or a hacker. Do we think North Korea has troops on the ground in the US? Ridiculous — Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 17, 2014
. @JuddApatow I agree wholeheartedly. An un-American act of cowardice that validates terrorist actions and sets a terrifying precedent.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) December 17, 2014
Wow. Everyone caved. The hackers won. An utter and complete victory for them. Wow.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 17, 2014
Canceling “The Interview” seems like a pretty horrible precedent to set.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) December 17, 2014
While I understand the necessity to pull The Interview, it makes me furious. Free speech is the most admirable tenet in our constitution.
— dax shepard (@daxshepard1) December 18, 2014
‘The Interview’ Premiere & Showings Canceled: Theaters Scared Of Hacker Threats
Early on Dec. 16, Guardians of Peace released a terrifying message threatening to launch an attack on theaters showing the film.
Theaters were given permission by Sony to cancel screenings of the film should they feel unsafe, and theater owners are frantically canceling the screenings.
“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,” Sony Pictures announced in a statement. “We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.”
HollywoodLifers, do you side with the celebs on this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
— Shira Benozilio