'The Interview': Rob Lowe, Donald Trump and Other Celebrities React to Sony Decision

PHOTO: James Franco and Seth Rogen in "The Interview." PlayEd Araquel/Sony/Columbia Pictures/AP Photo
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Celebrities expressed frustration, disdain and anger after Sony pulled “The Interview” from holiday release because of threats by cyberhackers.

Director Judd Apatow, who has worked with “The Interview” stars James Franco and Seth Rogen several times since “Freaks and Geeks” in 1999 –- was the most vocal critic after Sony’s decision to pull the film from its planned Dec. 25 theatrical release.

In a statement on Wednesday, Sony said, "In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film 'The Interview,' we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release," the company said in a statement. "We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers."

Here's what Hollywood and others have been saying:

Rob Lowe expressed his feelings that “the hackers won.”

Jim Gaffigan hopes the situation will bring visibility to the film.

Other entertainers weighed in, including Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Carrell and Ben Stiller.

Politician Mitt Romney thinks viewings of “The Interview” should come with $5 Ebola donations.

Donald Trump released a video statement, finding a way to criticize the movie and Sony while supporting the film’s release.

#TrumpVlog #TheInterviewMovie A sad day for freedom of speech-

A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Dec 12, 2014 at 2:54pm PST