Romney Comes Up With a Unique Idea For Sony’s ‘The Interview’ That Could Save
Thousands of Lives
Politicians, celebrities and movie-goers alike are angry.
Sony Pictures cancelled their plans to show The Interview after an open threat from online hackers to execute 9/11-like attacks on our country (read more about the events leading up to the decision here).
In the midst of the Internet exploding over this decision, Former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney suggested a solution and an added benefit.
Releasing the film online immediately eliminates the danger of gathering several people together in one place (a movie theater) while simultaneously showing support for the film.
Even better, showing The Interview for free would be a much-needed bold statement from Sony Pictures. They already cancelled the film, so they would have a hard time making an argument about losing money.
Finally, and perhaps best of all, the voluntary $5 online admission could potentially raise a significant amount of money to fight Ebola, especially considering just how desperate people are to see the film now:
Don’t think people would pay $5? Think again. Several musicians and comedians have successfully released their albums online for a small fee, often allowing the consumer to decide the price. Louis CK’s pay-what-you-want model earned well over $1 million, portions of which he donated to various charities.
And Romney isn’t alone in his wish for Sony to fight back. Giving in to a faceless terrorists’ demands is dangerous, as several Hollywood celebrities and politicians pointed out.
Jimmy Kimmel called it “un-American.”
Newt Gingrich stressed the terrible precedent Sony was setting.
Maher was a little more… explicit.
Steve Carell kept it short and poignant.
Translation: Without the freedom of artistic expression, America loses its culture and identity.
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