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Sony Exec Amy Pascal Issues An Apology Over Racially Charged Leaked Emails Directed at President Obama

Sony Exec Amy Pascal Issues An Apology Over Racially Charged Leaked Emails Directed at President Obama

Sony executive Amy Pascal is taking responsibility for writing racially insensitive comments in an email to producer Scott Rudin in new leaked emails that hit the web.

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

The comments in the email were in reference to movies the two of them thought President Obama would enjoy – the comments definitely seem racially charged. Read their email exchange here in case you missed it.

Scott also issued an apology for the emails, which do not paint them in a very good light.

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  • AeeJay

    Issuing apologies does not make things OK. Racist views & Degrading people are not OK. You are not trustworthy & your apologie(s) are insignificant.
    Just goes to show you that she is Hispanic & racism knows no bounds.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Sorry to bust your bubble Pascal, your private conversations do reflect who you are as a person.. it’s how we the public really know what you think. disgusting!


    And these comments are from her official correspondence! Jeezus.

  • moonbeams62

    I agree 100%. Disgusting. And yes, who you are in your private conversations…is who you ARE.

  • Guest

    I don’t get it. I don’t see how they were racist. They were two people joking about how a Black man might not enjoy a movie containing a certain theme.

  • smooth edward

    I think it’s fair to say the remarks were racially referenced, but racially charged, or insensitive? I don’t agree. This was really nothing more than two witty, intelligent people making small talk and light jokes, about a President they both support, and respect. Any kind of humor is based on exaggeration and some extent, a generalization, to make a point. Get a grip.You PC folks are missing a sense of humor gene.

  • CLX

    I agree with you all. It is these intimate conversations that show are true selves, because we are most open, most comfortable.

  • moonbeams62

    If she wants to “make things right” she needs to get with Scott Rudin and all those other “establishment” types, and start doing a better job at her job. When I read what Chris Rock wrote and said about racial attitudes in Hollywood, and then this is exposed, it makes me realize how much damage these attitudes can do when they are translated onto movie making.

    Also, I can understand people who honestly disagree with the President about stuff the government does or dos not do. But how dare they mock him, and insult him like that just because he is African American. If people think there is no connections between this and Ferguson or the chokehold death of Mr. Gardner in New York, they are wrong. There is a direct connection.

  • moonbeams62

    I’m mystified at how you can consider them “witty and intelligent.” These e mails reveal them to be neither.

  • Guest

    That is exactly what they were racially charged and insensitive. They think he (Obama) is a joke and based on his do nothing approach to some of the current issues in the US at the moment, I am not surprised they do. I don’t live in or come from the US and am appalled. Yours is the attitude of dismissiveness which is eventually as dangerous as those that pull triggers and give choke holds.

  • Sarah

    Agree totally this is in fact a total reflection of who she really is as are the other e-mails exposed.

  • Living in a box

    Will both of them have a same fate like Mel Gibson?

  • neer

    ..Besides Politics, SHOW BUSINESS is also one of the dirtiest. What was exposed on those Amy Pascal – S. Rudin emails I think is actually & similarly happening anywhere around Hollywood. It just so happened that Sony’s server was hacked. Now suddenly all the people in Hollywood are talking about this openly, not just in whispers. I am sure, the celebrities, producers, managers, agents, publicists etc. are now extra CAUTIOUS with their dealings. They never know if something will come out about them as well. In reality, BACKBITING happens everywhere, in any setting or scenario. People talk behind someone else’s back, be it in email, private messages or just even during casual talk between or among friends. This Sony fiasco involved powerful & very famous people, that’s why it’s BIG NEWS. I know, with the things are going, there are more REVELATIONS to come….. and APOLOGIES or DAMAGE CONTROL to follow.

    Now, the question is, who among the people involved will rise above this? who will be the loser? Whose career gets affected? Who gets more humiliated? Who will lose credibility more? Who will the public TRUST more? Who will gain the RESPECT of the people more? And lastly, who will get a bad KARMA in the end and who will be blessed more.