Sony has announced that its controversial comedy film about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has raised over $15 million in revenue from online streaming services since it became available on Christmas Eve.
Originally cancelled after Sony’s computer systems were attacked at all levels by hackers believed to originate from North Korea, the move was reversed after many saw it as an example of the USA yielding to foreign demands. Even President Obama interpreted it as such, urging Sony to rethink the decision and saying “We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here… because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they start doing when they see a documentary that they don’t like, or news reports.”
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