Sony Deletes 'The Interview' Social Media Pages

Ed Araquel

The studio has canceled the Seth Rogen film's scheduled Dec. 25 release

Sony Pictures has eliminated its social media pages for The Interview as debate continues over whether the studio was right to cancel the film's release.

The Facebook page for the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, which had been set for a Dec. 25 release, has been deleted. The page had over 378,000 likes at the time it was pulled.

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Meanwhile, the film's Twitter page still exists, but all of its tweets have been removed. A message reads: "@TheInterview hasn't tweeted yet."

Sony, which suffered a cyberattack last month by a group calling itself Guardians of Peace, has also pulled all videos promoting The Interview from its YouTube page.

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On Dec. 17, Sony execs canceled the planned release for The Interview after a message was sent from hackers threatening a 9/11-style attack. President Obama has stated that Sony was wrong to pull the film.

According to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton, the studio still hopes to release The Interview on another platform but has yet to find a major VOD distributor willing to carry the film. 

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