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Sony Fires Back At Obama: CEO Argues ‘We Have Not Given In’

Fri, December 19, 2014 4:40pm EDT by Chris Rogers 2 Comments
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Michael Lynton hit back at President Barack Obama after he said the studio made a ‘mistake’ by not releasing ‘The Interview.’

Sony is firing back at President Barack Obama, who said he’s not happy with the company’s decision to pull The Interview from theaters after terrifying cyber-threats were made by North Korea.

Sony Reacts To Obama’s ‘Mistake’ Comment — They Want To Release ‘The Interview’

“We have not caved. We have not given in. We have persevered,” Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Michael Lynton told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, according to HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site Variety.

Apparently, Michael’s interview with Fareed will air on AC360.

“We would still like the public to see this movie. Absolutely,” he added. However, Michael failed to mention how or when the public will see the movie.

Barack Obama Thinks Sony Made A ‘Mistake’

Michael’s statements came after the President said, “Yes, I think they made a mistake,” during a press conference, in response to a question about whether or not he agreed with Sony’s decision to pull the movie from theaters.

“We can not have a society in which some dictator some place can start imposing censorship in the United States,” he said.

Sony cancelled the Christmas release of The Interview after a majority of theater chains decided not to show the movie. Sony hackers –also known as a cyberterrorist group called Guardians of Peace — had threatened to strike movie theaters, which showed the film, with 9/11-like attacks.

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do YOU agree with President Barack Obama about The Interview being pulled from theaters? Let us know how you feel!

— Chris Rogers

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