- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal and major movie producer Scott Rudin mocked President Obama’s race in the latest email exchange leaked by hackers.

“What should I ask the president at this stupid Jeffrey breakfast?” Ms. Pascal asked Mr. Rudin, referring to a breakfast hosted by DreamWorks Animation head and major Democratic donor Jeffrey Katzenberg, Buzzfeed reported.

Mr. Rudin, known for producing blockbuster hits like “Moneyball” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” responded, “Would he like to finance some movies[?]”

“I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?” Ms. Pascal, a major Democratic donor, asked.

“12 YEARS,” Mr. Rudin responded, referring to the 2013 Academy Award-winner “12 Years a Slave.”

“Or the butler. Or think like a man? [sic]” Ms. Pascal replied, assuming the president’s favorite movies are ones starring black actors.

“Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart,” Mr. Rudin joked.

Sony has yet to comment on the explosive emails, the latest embarrassment for the studio since computer hackers, calling the “Guardians of Peace” took credit for breaching its firewall.

In other exchanges between Ms. Pascal and Mr. Rudin, Angelina Jolie was called a “minimally talented spoiled brat” from “Crazyland.”

Mr. Rudin issued an apology Thursday, explaining that the private exchange was made in jest.

“I made a series of remarks that were meant only to be funny, but in the cold light of day, they are in fact thoughtless and insensitive — and not funny at all,” he said in an statement published by Deadline.

Ms. Pascal also apologized in a statement published by Variety.

“The content of my emails were insensitive and inappropriate but are not an accurate reflection of who I am,” she said. “Although this was a private communication that was stolen, I accept full responsibility for what I wrote and apologize to everyone who was offended.”

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