Zero Dark Thirty 'does not advocate torture': Sony Pictures executive
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Sony Pictures executive Amy Pascal lashed out on Friday at a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Ampas) who accused Osama bin Laden film Zero Dark Thirty of promoting torture and said he would not vote for it in the Oscars race.
In a strongly worded statement, Ms Pascal said the "attempt to censure one of the great films of our time should be opposed".
"We are outraged that any responsible member of the Academy would use their voting status in Ampas as a platform to advance their own political agenda," said Ms Pascal, who is co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairman of its Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group.
"This film should be judged free of partisanship," she said, adding that the film "does not advocate torture."