Sony Pictures Entertainment execs have come under fire since their private emails were hacked. And things are getting worse for those involved because this new leak will undoubtedly cause a lot more controversy.
Film producer Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures co-chairwoman Amy Pascal now face racism accusations after the latest email to be published by cyber hackers shows them making insensitive jokes about the movies that President Barack Obama would like to watch.
Ahead of an event that Pascal attended last November for DreamWorks Animation head and Democratic donor Jeffrey Katzenberg, she emailed Rudin to ask for his help on what to ask the president.
“What should I ask the president at this stupid Jeffrey breakfast?” she wrote, according to Buzzfeed. To which Rudin replied, “Would he like to finance some movies.”
“I doubt it,” Pascal wrote back. “Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?”
Rudin responded with, “12 YEARS.”
Pascal then went on to make a list of suggestions of movies that she thought Obama might like, suggesting he prefers movies either directed by or starring African-Americans.
“Or the butler. Or think like a man? [sic]” she wrote.
Rudin then speculated that Obama likes comedian Kevin Hart, saying, “Ride-along [sic]. I bet he likes Kevin Hart.”
This is the most recent in a series of emails between Rudin and Pascal that have been made public by a group claiming to be the Guardians of Peace group. Previous emails show Rudin and Pascal fighting over a Steve Jobs film and ripping apart Angelina Jolie and Michael Fassbender.