‘The Today Show’ and the great Amy Adams controversy

What really happened when it comes to Amy Adams and a scheduled appearance on “The Today Show”? This turned out to be a huge controversy come Monday, but we are finally starting to find out some answers.

The stories fluttered around throughout the day, but here is what we know for a fact: Adams had an appearance scheduled on Monday to promote her new movie, but did not seem particularly interested in discussing on-air the subject of North Korea and the Sony hack. Following some discussion, the interview was eventually canceled while she was preparing to go on the air.

From our vantage point here, we have to side with Adams on the subject of whether or not she should have to discuss something that effectively has nothing to do with her at all. It’s one thing to discuss current events, but this is an extremely sensitive situation. She does not want to speak out against her friends in the industry, some of whom may be involved in “The Interview.” Meanwhile, she certainly doesn’t want to anger North Korea.

Per Deadline, a spokesperson for The Weinstein Company, who are producing her upcoming “Big Eyes” film, stood behind the actress:

“We firmly stand behind Amy Adams. We’ve been lucky enough to have had her talents grace several of our films. We are certain her fellow actors and directors would all agree, she is nothing but the consummate professional both on and off set. Amy decided to speak up for herself and express her disappointment that Today would feel the need to ask her a question she did not feel comfortable, and rather than respect her opinion or continue the discussion, the reaction was to pull her appearance from the show.”

Meanwhile, the show of course stood behind its own platform, while using a couple of pointed words in the process:

“As a news program, the Today show doesn’t allow guests to dictate restrictions on interviews. In this case, after hours of discussion we felt uncomfortable with the demands being made and we determined the best course of action for all parties involved was to cancel the interview.”

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