Seth Rogen Says Catastrophic ‘Interview’ Fallout Taught Him the True Meaning of Outrage: People ‘Getting Mad on Social Media, That’s Not Controversy’

Seth Rogen joined Tony Hawk and Jason Ellis on a recent episode of their “Hawk vs.

Wolf” podcast and reflected on the “catastrophic” fallout from his 2014 Sony-backed comedy “The Interview.” The film, which starred Rogen and James Franco as Americans tasked by the CIA with assassinating North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, infamously played a role in the Sony hack, in which data and emails from Sony employees were leaked online.

The hackers demanded Sony withdraw “The Interview’s” theatrical release.

The studio also faced threats from North Korea, so it opted to skip a nationwide release and debut the film via online digital rentals and purchases.“At the time, it was really bad and really catastrophic,” Rogen said of the fallout (via The Playlist).

“People we knew were getting fired from it.

The head of the studio [Sony Pictures head Amy Pascal] was essentially fired from it.

It really

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