MPAA Calls SOPA Blackout "Dangerous"

As more and more companies lend their support to tomorrow's anti-SOPA blackout, the MPAA has taken a typically ridiculous stance. In a press release issued this afternoon, the MPAA states:

A so-called “blackout” is yet another gimmick, albeit a dangerous one, designed to punish elected and administration officials who are working diligently to protect American jobs from foreign criminals. It is our hope that the White House and the Congress will call on those who intend to stage this “blackout” to stop the hyperbole and PR stunts and engage in meaningful efforts to combat piracy.

Where Google, Wordpress, Wikipedia, Reddit, the President, and many others have offered measured responses to the proposed legislation, the MPAA has consistently resorted to embarrassing hyperbole.

Lashing out at a so-called "gimmick" merely adds further viability to the anti-SOPA cause, wholly detracting from any tattered shreds of credibility remaining in the MPAA's camp.

The one word I'd choose to describe the MPAA's behavior during this whole ordeal? Laughable.