US President Barack Obama thinks that Sony has made a mistake in pulling out the release of the upcoming movie “The Interview”.
He also promised a fitting response from the US after alleging North Korea for the recent hack events of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Obama said it feels distressful to witness censorship being imposed in the country by external dictatorships.
“Sony could have talked to me first,” said the President after revealing his sturdy stance in giving a response to the happenings.
His reply came shortly after the FBI accused North Korea for being behind the Sony hacking scandal.
Sony Entertainment’s studio was hacked the previous month with warning messages for halting the release of the movie, “The Interview”, which depicts a plot behind the assassination of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.
Contents that were leaked involved studio information and confidential data, which were uploaded in file-hosting networks later.
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Journalists were given access to these files via password, which led to the exposure of the contents in a successive manner. It is also believed that five of Sony‘s full length movies are also made available, which includes four unreleased movies.
Sony decided to halt the release of the controversial movie, after receiving attack threats in places of its exhibition.
Citing the refusal of theatres to exhibit the movie, Sony pulled the release and said it would be moving ahead with the release on a different platform.
A few noted celebrities, including George Clooney, have urged the release of the movie, which however was not received well by the rest.
North Korea has denied the accusations of hacking the Sony studio. North Korea’s UN diplomat Kim Song has said that the image of his country is being slandered with these allegations.
Rejecting the allegations raised by US, he said that his nation had nothing to do with the Sony hack incident.