25 geniuses who actually think the Sony hack was a publicity stunt
23rd December 2014
The cyber-detectives of Twitter have seen right through the biggest #conspiracytheory of the year: Sony hacking themselves and flirting with ruin in order to publicise a movie in which Seth Rogen shoves a tracking device up his arse. We're through the looking glass...
The Sony hack is starting to smell like a massive publicity stunt. #SonyHack— Aaron Bateman (@schizrade) December 23, 2014
Hey, you're right! Trust those olfactory senses of yours!
Looks like we've got a #marketing graduate in the house!
The one thing that could cause the conspiracy to come crashing down: the star talking openly about the plan at the film's premiere! They would have got away with it too, if it wasn't for you pesky kids!
It's true: Sony, a Japanese company, would love for America to get into a war with North Korea. I mean, that's just basic politics.
Somebody needs to take a long, hard look at themselves in the mirror, naming no names, SONY PICTURES.
Hey The Guardian, this guy's got a PHd, better listen to him!
But I did say that Sony was gonna use this hack as a publicity stunt to promote #TheInterview ... It could be salvaging a crap movie— BOINELO (@Neloboi) December 23, 2014
This guy called it.
This Sony "hack" seems a pretty extreme publicity stunt. Good coverage for Sony though and Barack gets to blame axis of Evil North Korea.— The Broom Wagon (@broomwagonblog) December 23, 2014
I think we can all agree this has been great coverage for Sony.
Would it be overly cynical to think the "Sony Hack" is a publicity stunt for The Interview?— Mick Auinire (@MickAUinIRE) December 23, 2014
My unscientific odds that the Sony hack/threat are a publicity stunt for #TheInterview...— Chris Pippin (@ChrisPippin) December 23, 2014
Before today: 100-1
Tomorrow: 1-1,000,000 (and you can take that to the bank).
Was the Sony hack a publicity stunt to promote "The Interview", and are Sony too embarrassed to admit it now?— Wolf Baginski (@WolfBaginski) December 23, 2014
Sony executive: "Look guys, we all had our fun pretending to start a cyber-war with a nuclear nation, but we've been rumbled now and it'd be too bloody embarrassing to come clean now. Let's just ride it out and hope no one notices. Maybe leak some more Jennifer Lawrence nudes to get the heat off us for a while?"
SO WHO ELSE IS GOING TO PIRATE EVERY MOVIE SONY EVER RELEASES 10X IN THE FUTURE IN PUNISHMENT FOR THEIR FAKE PUBLICITY STUNT?— AKilluminati (@An0nKn0wledge) December 23, 2014
I AM FAVOURITING THIS TWEET 10X
#SonyHack= publicity stunt gone crazy turning into a false flag to hunt hackers & further the NSA & pass SOPA— Rogen X Revolutionar (@addhdgamer) December 23, 2014
Actually it's about ethics in film journalism etc etc
This whole Sony hack was probably a publicity stunt to get you fools to see a terrible stoner flick.— ILLUS (@AdamWallenta) December 23, 2014
"Whereas I can see all with my third eye."
I will follow you anywhere, sir_cornflake.
What if this whole North Korea/Sony hack was just a big publicity stunt for the Interview perpetrated by Sony? That would be genius— Dj Jazzy Jeff (@jeffd244) December 23, 2014
And then Seth Rogen goes into Witness Protection and he's the dad from Malcolm In The Middle.
I would bet good money the Sony hack thing and The Interview getting pulled from theaters was a well-choreographed publicity stunt by Sony.— Lucas Reczek (@LRec34) December 23, 2014
Please wire all of your savings to my own personal bank account and I will place the bet for you whenever I get around to it.
So what are the chances James Franco paid Dennis Rodman to tell Kim to hack Sony Pictures, as an elaborate publicity stunt?— r subramanian (@randomsubu) December 23, 2014
Pretty high I reckon!
#Illuminati #WakeUp #Subliminals #JamesFlacco
I think Sony trolled everybody and this so called "Hack" was a huge publicity stunt just for this movie "The Interview" wow! Epic fail 👎— Cαи∂у✨Cσαтє∂✨Ꮜиιcσяи (@Rude4eyezGal) December 23, 2014
(*pictures Sony CEO wincing when he sees 'thumbs down emoji'*)
I feel like I’m the only person who thinks Sony faked this hack as a publicity stunt— Richard Faulder (@rfaulder) December 23, 2014
Yep, it's just you.
The world is financially competing against each other for power. The 'Sony Hack' is a massive publicity stunt to boost ticket sales.— Leo (@LeonCalvin5) December 23, 2014
It is entirely possible Leo does not have a solid understanding of global economics.
The North Koreans are in on it too? This thing goes all the way to the top!
So simple. So cheap. So...ny.
What if the Sony hack was just a publicity stunt for Crackle, Sony's streaming media service?— Godfrey Parkin (@gparkin) December 22, 2014
Well we're all taking about Crackle, so mission accomplished, Sony!
STEP 1: Purposely leak all sensitive company information to the media, including private emails painting company executives as racists and ranting lunatics, unfinished scripts and entire movies that are not yet in cinemas.
STEP 2: Incur the wrath of a pissed-off nuclear nation with a hatred for the West by letting the FBI and the President of the United States in on the gag and getting them to accuse North Korea of an act of cyber war.
STEP 3: Bow to 'terrorist demands' by pulling The Interview two weeks before release and scrapping all advertising at an estimated loss of $200 million dollars.
STEP 4: Become the laughing stock of Hollywood and see your company shares take an irreversible nosedive.
STEP 5: Do an about face and agree to give The Interview a "limited release" after all.
STEP 6: ????
STEP 7: PROFIT!!!
And The Rest