Tina Fey Defends The Importance Of Free Speech In Comedy, And The Right To Make 'Dumb Jokes'

January 7, 2015 8:26 PM

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"Obviously, that news is terrible and tragic and upsetting," she told reporters (via BuzzFeed). "You look at that and you look at the controversy surrounding 'The Interview,' it makes you think about how important free speech is and how it absolutely must be defended. [We] can not back down on free speech in any way. We all have to stand firm on the issue of free speech.”

Fey's comments echo similar ones made by President Barack Obama in December, when he took Sony to task for canceling the release of "The Interview."

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