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SMH. Just goes to show what they think of us.

Sony Exec Made Racial Jokes About Barack Obama With Popular Producer

Hackers have unveiled some private emails between a Hollywood producer and Sony exec that really help to support Chris Rock’s recent comments about the industry.

According to Page Six reports:

Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal and movie producer Scott Rudin mocked President Obama’s race in embarrassing emails — the latest to be released in a hack of Sony Pictures.

Before Pascal attended a fundraising breakfast hosted by DreamWorks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg with Obama in November 2013, she emailed Rudin for ideas about what she should ask the commander-in-chief, Buzzfeed reported.

“What should I ask the president at this stupid Jeffrey breakfast?” she emailed.

Rudin responded: “Would he like to finance some movies.”

Pascal: “I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?”

The 2012 Quentin Tarantino movie “Django Unchained” was about slavery in the antebellum South.

Rudin: “12 YEARS.”

The 2013 Academy Award winner “12 Years a Slave” depicted the abuse suffered by a free black man forced into slavery.

Pascal guessed Obama had a preference for movies by or starring African-Americans. “Or the butler. Or think like a man? [sic]”

Rudin: “Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart.”

Later, Obama didn’t express a preference for the films Rudin and Pascal discussed, telling Hollywood execs, “Believe it or not, entertainment is part of our American diplomacy,” Buzzfeed reported.

Pascal gave $5,000 to Obama’s re-election campaign and made out a check for $30,800 to the Democratic National Committee, according to OpenSecrets.

A Sony spokesperson declined comment and Rudin did not respond to BuzzFeed News for comment.

The latest imbroglio comes after it emerged that Rudin referred to Angelina Jolie as “a minimally talented spoiled brat” in emails about who would direct her remake of the film flop “Cleopatra.”

The hackers have been exposing some of the real-life scratching and snarling behind Hollywood’s red-carpet air kisses.

On Thursday, Rudin issued an apology.

“Private emails between friends and colleagues written in haste and without much thought or sensitivity, even when the content of them is meant to be in jest, can result in offense where none was intended,” he told Deadline.

Is that apology enough? They need to be donating some money to black issues if they want to make jokes about us.



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