Sony is digitally altering The Interview


You know who hates democracy and freedom? Sony. They’ve kowtowed to pressure from North Korea about some crazy issues it has with the comedy, which is about two interviewers who get to sit down with Kim Jong Un. What’s the change? They’ll be digitally altering “thousands of buttons worn by characters in the film because they depict the actual hardware worn by the North Korean military to honor the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, 31, and his late father, Kim Jong Il (showcasing military decorations would be considered blasphemous to the nuclear-armed nation).”

The studio is also considering eliminating a scene in which Kim Jong Un’s face melts, but hasn’t decided if they will yet as they claim the reason for removal is that Seth Rogen and James Franco are deciding if it’s funny or not. In fact they claim that all of the changes have little to do with Korea or any pressure from Sony Japan. The buttons are just about problems with “clearance” and not about North Korea’s leaders being entirely insane so that they would actually start a war over a movie. 

[via THR]

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