Obama to Sony: ‘It was a ‘mistake’ to postpone The Interview’

December 21, 2014

Despite being directly blamed for the hack, North Korea wants to aid the US in finding out the source of the attack.

Sony Pictures isn’t doing too well at the moment especially since the hacking incident over two weeks ago. Since then, a couple of personal employee information, email exchanges and even unreleased motion pictures were all leaked online for everyone to see. It’s a big blow for the company, especially with the all the confidential information that goes inside big corporations like these being leaked to public eyes.

READ: Sony is postponing the release of ‘The Interview’

With the FBI officially confirming that the attack originated from North Korea, Sony Pictures has a clear picture of the reasons behind the attack. The Interview – the latest comedy from Seth Rogen and James Franco tells that story of a fictional assassination attempt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. This prompted Sony Pictures to postpone the showing of the movie, which is due to be released this Christmas.

However, not everyone was happy about the decision, particularly the President of the United States, Barack Obama. In a recent interview with CNN, he mentioned that: “We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States.” He also added, “I am sympathetic to the concerns that they face – having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake. Let’s not get into that way of doing business.”

While the release of the movie is still in question, the people behind the attack, only known by the name Guardians of Peace, mentioned that no further leaks will happen if Sony won’t continue with the release of the film.

North Korea denies the claims, and even offered to help the United States to find out who is behind the attack – and is pressuring them to offer their aid or else face grave ‘consequences.’

This situation is becoming more serious than we have thought. What do you think of the current attacks on Sony Pictures? Share us your thoughts in the comments below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.