George Clooney is furious about tehe Sony hack attack threats from North Korea, regarding the movie The Interview. In a recent interview Clooney criticizedNorth Korea for forcing the US to pull the movie from theaters, and blames Hollywood for failing to sign a petition he circulated in support of Sony.
Clooney said “We cannot be told we can’t see something by Kim Jong-un, of all f—— people,” Clooney said in the interview. He claimed his agent, CAA’s Bryan Lourd, sent a petition of support to industry executives, but no one would sign the petition. Clooney believes this “situation” will cause studios to be afraid of taking on controversial projects in the future.
“As we watched one group be completely vilified, nobody stood up. Nobody took that stand. Now, I say this is a situation we are going to have to come to terms with, a new paradigm and a new way of handling our business. Because this could happen to an electric company, a car company, a newsroom. It could happen to anybody,” Clooney said. “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.”
“The truth is, it’s all new territory and nobody knows how to handle it. I don’t think anyone was prepared for it. So now we’ll be prepared for it, hopefully. Everybody was doing their jobs, but somehow, we have allowed North Korea to dictate content, and that is just insane.”