The social media pages for the controversial comedy The Interview seemed to have disappeared, without any reason from Sony as to why people can no longer access them.
According to a report from Variety, the Facebook and Twitter pages for The Interview have not been accessible since early Saturday morning. The Facebook page seems to have disappeared completely. Even though it can still be found in a Google search, the link is dead, and the user is redirected to the Facebook home page.
The Twitter account for The Interview states that “@TheInterview hasn’t tweeted anything yet,” even though its tweet counter says there are 46 tweets from the page. This means that while the account hasn’t completely disappeared like the Facebook page, it is currently inactive.
Sony has yet to respond as to why the social media pages for The Interview are not accessible. This is one of the many things that has unfolded since the studio received numerous threats about releasing the movie on Christmas Day. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Sony has decided to no longer release The Interview following the threats. This move was not welcomed by many Hollywood celebrities.
I think it is disgraceful that these theaters are not showing The Interview. Will they pull any movie that gets an anonymous threat now?
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 17, 2014
Sad day for creative expression. #feareatsthesoul
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) December 17, 2014
Really hard to believe this is the response to a threat to freedom of expression here in America. #TheInterview
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) December 18, 2014
While The Interview will not be released on Christmas Day as originally planned, there were several critics who had seen it in advance. One of those was Tess Hoffman from the Playlist, who praised the film and its chemistry between the film’s stars, James Franco and Seth Rogen. But Hoffman also made mention of the actor who portrays the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un.
“Hats off also to Randall Park, the Korean-American actor who plays the pudgy Kim in such a way that makes you want to like him, even as you see that he’s brainwashing you with surprise gifts, including puppies.”
Twenty-eight other critics have their reviews featured on Rotten Tomatoes. The Interview currently stands at a 52 percent approval rating, with 15 of the reviews being positive. Even though Screen Rant’s Kofi Outlaw gave the film a mildly positive review, he noted that it may be the audience’s reaction that gets the bigger laughs.
“For all the controversy, in the end, the funniest thing about ‘The Interview’ may be people’s ‘Is that what the fuss was about?’ response to the finished product.”
What do you think of Sony’s decision to get rid of the social media sites for The Interview?