Superstar George Clooney drafts a petition in support of “The ‘Interview”, Nobody signs it..!!

June Javelosa – Fourth Estate Contributor, Local News Philadelphia

Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – George Clooney has a lot to say about the recent Sony hacking—from the cyber attacks to the eventual cancellation of the film by the studio.

The A-list actor is the latest actor to weigh in on the contentious issue and was among the Hollywood personalities whose name was dragged into the leaked emails. In an interview, he explains why the studio decided to scrap the comedy and went into a discussion about its lack of support from the industry.

Clooney also alludes to speculations that North Korea, which is the subject of the comedy film, might be behind the attack.

“Here, we’re talking about an actual country deciding what content we’re going to have. This affects not just movies, this affects every part of business that we have. That’s the truth. What happens if a newsroom decides to go with a story, and a country or an individual or corporation decides they don’t like it. Forget the hacking part of it,” Clooney says.

“You have someone threaten to blow up buildings and all of a sudden, everybody has to bow down. Sony didn’t pull the movie because they were scared. They pulled the movie because all the theaters said they were not going to run it. And they said they were not going to run it because they talked to their lawyers and those lawyers said, if somebody dies in one of these, then you’re going to be responsible.”

“This is a silly comedy, but the truth is, what it now says about us is a whole lot. We have a responsibility to stand up against this. That’s not just Sony, but all of us, including my good friends in the press who have the respons… MORE

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