The op-ed was a response to the protests by some victims’ relatives — including Alex’s widow Cassandra — of Cinemark’s invitation to the pre-reopening reception. They felt the invite was poorly timed and “ridiculously offensive.”
In his letter, Sullivan does not address the appropriateness of Cinemark’s invite, but says the theater reopening is the first step in rebuilding the community. But while he urges others to join him, he acknowledges that he is “firmly in the middle” and “will never tell anyone what is the right way or wrong way to grieve the loss of a loved one.”
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