After news broke yesterday that The Human Centipede 2 was banned in the UK by the British Board of Film Classification, Empire received an official statement from director Tom Six:

“Thank you BBFC for putting spoilers of my movie on your website and thank you for banning my film in this exceptional way. Apparently I made an horrific horror-film, but shouldn't a good horror film be horrific? My dear people it is a f****cking MOVIE. It is all fictional. Not real. It is all make-belief. It is art. Give people their own choice to watch it or not. If people can't handle or like my movies they just don't watch them. If people like my movies they have to be able to see it any time, anywhere also in the UK.”

[Spoilers]In other Centipede-related news, Bloody Disgusting received a casting tip which claims that Ashlynn Yennie, who played Jenny in in the first film, will be returning for the sequel. Laurence Harvey is said to be playing the new villain and the rest of the cast includes Dominic Borelli, Vivien Bridson, Lee Harris, Peter Charlton, Bill Hutchens, Dan Burman, Daniel Jude Gennis, Kandace Caine, Maddi Black, Lucas Hansen, Georgina Goodrick and Emma Lock.[End Spoilers]