The New York premiere of the Sony film "The Interview" has been cancelled.
Someone posted this anonymously on PasteBin:
We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places “The Interview” be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to.
Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made.
The world will be full of fear.
Remember the 11th of September 2001.
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.
(If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)
Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
All the world will denounce the SONY.
Yes, you read that correctly. It was an anonymous post to PasteBin.
Once that you, I, or my Aunty Hilda could have just as easily made as anybody else on the planet.
And anonymous threats of physical violence made via the internet are enough to cancel a movie premiere.
What a strange world we live in. And what a dangerous precedent to set.
PS. I hate to nitpick with those who make anonymous threats, but I have to take issue with "Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made".
Maybe it is an awful movie - personally I'm much more inclined to want to see it after all this publicity than I would have been otherwise - but aren't the bad guys being rather defeatist by saying that "soon all the world will see it".
I thought their supposed demand was that no-one should see it in case it poked fun at North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un?