President Obama: People Should Still “Go To The Movies,” Despite Threats (VIDEO)
President Obama says Americans should still “go to the movies,” despite threats of attacks on theaters throughout the country. The Commander-in-Chief made the comments in an ABC sit-down with David Muir before Sony announced it would no longer release The Interview in cinemas. Watch the video below.
As Gossip Cop reported, the hackers responsible for crippling Sony’s online systems warned on Tuesday that moviegoers would face 9/11-style attacks when The Interview hit theaters later this month. The message prompted several cinema chains to cancel screenings of the film, before Sony pulled movie entirely on Wednesday afternoon.
But prior to that decision, Obama was in favor of the public still heading to the cinema anyway. In a clip released Wednesday evening from his interview, the President is asked whether he views the hackers’ message as a “serious threat,” and how “concerned” he is. Obama replies, “The cyberattack is very serious. We’re investigating it seriously.”
“We’ll be vigilant. If we see something that we think is serious and credible, then we’ll alert the public,” says the President. “But for now, my recommendation would be that people go to the movies.” While seeing The Interview on the big screen is now no longer possible, there are plenty of other options currently in theaters, or slated to open on Christmas Day. Check out the video below, and tell us what you think of Obama’s comments.