I am saddened by a President who walks away from the “ones that brung him” – Hollywood donations. So much for loyalty. And then he tries to take the high road with his comments ” imagine if producers and distributors and others started engaging in self-censorship because they don’t want to offend the sensibilities of somebody whose sensibilities probably need to be offended.” That just pertains to other countries and not our own various populations and cultures?
And what is worse? The lack of sensitivity for the theater owners. These are our neighbors and friends. They own these facilities and contract for movies. If the movie had been shown and an attack had occurred, who do you think the loved ones of the victims would blame first? I can see the attorneys lining up for class action lawsuits against the theater owners and they are the ones that asked Sony to pull the picture. They are the ones that would suffer the financial hardships from such a horrific event.
I salute Sony and their decision to pull the movie. I hope they consider letting one of the carriers lease the movie and get it out there over the various streaming services. There’s more than one way to skin a cat and letting North Korea get away with this is not the answer. However, I’m not walking in Michael Lynton’s shoes so I can’t say what is the best answer. Only he and his people know what really happened. Their efforts to keep our country and it’s people safe from harm should be saluted, not slandered. And the theater owners? Thank you for caring.