Furious George! Clooney Gets No Hollywood Support Against Hackers
George Clooney is blasting Hollywood executives for refusing to sign his petition to stand by Sony!
Clooney revealed that he circulated a petition in support of Sony that read, in part: "This is not just an attack on Sony. To give in to these criminals now will open the door for any group that would threaten freedom of expression."
But Clooney says not a single Hollywood big-wig dared to sign it.
As billboards for The Interview were being torn down across America, furious George said: "I'm not going to be told we can't see the movie. That's the most important part. We can't be told we can't see something by Kim Jong-un, of all [expletive] people."
Even the president was dismayed. President Obama spoke about the attack at a year-ender press conference and said, “Yes, I think they made a mistake. We will respond. We will respond proportionally and we will respond in a place and time and manner that we choose."
But there was light-hearted moment when he talked about the two stars of The Interview. The president said, "It is a satirical movie starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco."
Flacco? Oops! That's James Franco, Mr. President!
The hackers have issued a taunting new message to Sony saying: "It's very wise that you have made a decision to cancel the release of The Interview. It will be very useful for you...we ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble."
CNN said, "It sounds like a victory lap by the hackers whoever they are, saying you did the right thing by scrapping this movie from theaters."
On Friday, the FBI officially confirmed that the North Korean government is behind the attack. In a statement they said, "As a result of our investigation, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions."
Retired NYPD Detective Harry Houck spoke to INSIDE EDITION. He said, "We are going to have to learn to live with these threats and go on with our daily lives and not even worry about them."
The decision to scrap the movie continues to divide Hollywood.
Ben Stiller spoke out against the decision on the Today show, saying, "Our country is all about freedom of speech and freedom of self-expression. When we start to engage in self-censorship influenced by intimidation from people or governments, who just happen to not agree with the point of a movie, I think we're denying our audience what they have a right to see."
But Chris Rock says he understands why Sony had to do it, saying on Good Day New York, “God forbid I take my kids to see Annie and something happens because of some other movie, so I understand it. I don't approve of it but I understand.”