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The Story Behind “The Interview”

The movie “The Interview” starring Seth Rogan and James Franco was supposed to be released Christmas day but instead caused major dilemmas for huge movie corporation Sony.  The movie is a comedy about the dictator of North Korea named Kim Jong Un and depicts the way that he will be assassinated.  “The Interview” does not only encourage North Korea to become angry, but it also caused for secret information to be stolen from Sony.

There are many parts in the movie that portray Kim Jong Un as a foolish man.  In the movie, he is portrayed as a man that loves margaritas, Katy Perry, and approval from his father.  He also begins to cry on live television after reciting lyrics to a Katy Perry song called “Firework.”  He is supposed to be seen as a god to his people, but after they see him cry, they begin to realize that he is no god.

The movie describes how North Korea is spending most of their money on nuclear weapons and less on feeding their people.  It shows how North Korea is more into their military than actually taking care of their people.

In November 2014, hackers were able to hack into Sony’s databases and steal a large majority of their secret information while deleting the information from Sony’s databases.  The attackers are said to be from North Korea and have threatened to spread the secret information if Sony does not abide by their demands.

Their first demand was to have the movie never be shown in theaters, which Sony abided by.  However, Sony did not follow their second demand which stated, “We want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down immediately,” as reported by CNN.  Sony did not follow this demand and still posted the movie on television such as On Demand and also some Internet websites.

President Obama disagreed with Sony refusing to release the movie into theaters and said, “We cannot have a society where some dictator someplace can impose censorship here in the U.S.,” as reported on the website vox.com. President Obama feels that the United States should be able to air whatever the people feel is right and should not have other countries censoring the media.

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