While so many wondered how Christopher Dodd and his MPAA could go as silent as a mime for weeks while Sony Pictures stood alone bearing the brunt of last month’s North Korea-led cyber terror attack over release of The Interview, Dodd and the MPAA were quick to issue the following statement this morning in response to the deadly attack in Paris.

“We are shocked and saddened by the horrific terrorist attack at Charlie Hebdo that occurred today,” Dodd said in a statement. “Our industry has experienced firsthand cowardly attempts at the destruction of freedom of speech, and we offer our expression of support to the victims and their families, as well as the French people.”