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GOP Chair Asking Republicans to Support 'The Interview' If Movie Ever Hits Theaters

"...to show North Korea we cannot be bullied into giving up our freedom."

Image source: Screenshot of "The Interview" trailer via New York Daily News

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — The GOP is calling on supporters to buy a ticket to the movie "The Interview" if theater owners reverse their decision not to show the film amid threats of retaliation for its comedic take on assassinating North Korea's leader.

Image source: Screenshot  of "The Interview" trailer via New York Daily News Image source: Screenshot of "The Interview" trailer via New York Daily News

Sony Pictures canceled the Dec. 25 theatrical release of "The Interview."

The Republican Party chairman, Reince Priebus, said in a letter to theater chain executives that he's concerned that a foreign regime would be allowed to dictate the movies Americans can and cannot watch.

Noting that Hollywood and the GOP have had their differences, Priebus said the situation with "The Interview" is about freedom and free enterprise.

Priebus said he will ask Republican supporters to buy tickets "to show North Korea we cannot be bullied into giving up our freedom" and suggested part of the proceeds go to military charities.

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