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Hollywood Shocked, Disappointed About ‘The Interview’ Cancellation

Sony pulled the Christmas Day release of “The Interview” on Wednesday after hackers levied threats to attack theaters showing the comedy, causing a slew of exhibitors to say they wouldn’t screen the movie.

The decision has already sparked a large variety of opinions, with many angry at the studio and exhibitors for pulling out of the film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as a duo on a mission to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Industry figures including Judd Apatow, Rob Lowe, Jimmy Kimmel and more have taken to social media to weigh in, with several slamming Sony for the decision.

Read a list of tweets below, which will be updated as more come in:

https://twitter.com/StephenKing/status/545577617026732032
https://twitter.com/josswhedon/status/545455419519283200
https://twitter.com/SteveCarell/status/545360994923323392
https://twitter.com/RobLowe/status/545341346673086464
https://twitter.com/jimmykimmel/status/545311021443715072
https://twitter.com/JuddApatow/status/545305683386580992
https://twitter.com/billmaher/status/545352356645183489
https://twitter.com/MiaFarrow/status/545343788072570882
https://twitter.com/joshgad/status/545369169210769410
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/545351474125881344
https://twitter.com/zachbraff/status/545351624151945217
>https://twitter.com/newtgingrich/status/545339504803196928
https://twitter.com/richardroeper/status/545312374543351808
https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/545385230689771520
https://twitter.com/joshuahorowitz/status/545329559563165697
https://twitter.com/MMFlint/status/545341254629093376
https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/545342866676252673
https://twitter.com/stevendeknight/status/545367469381419008
https://twitter.com/JoshMalina/status/545346391376015361
https://twitter.com/neilhimself/status/545348462343356416

In a statement, Aaron Sorkin said, “Today the U.S. succumbed to an unprecedented attack on our most cherished, bedrock principle of free speech by a group of North Korean terrorists who threatened to kill moviegoers in order to stop the release of a movie. The wishes of the terrorists were fulfilled in part by easily distracted members of the American press who chose gossip and schadenfreude-fueled reporting over a story with immeasurable consequences for the public–a story that was developing right in front of their eyes. My deepest sympathies go out to Sony Pictures, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and everyone who worked on ‘The Interview.'”

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