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Producer Scott Rudin Apologizes After Leaked Emails Reveal Racially Charged Remarks About President Obama

Producer Scott Rudin has issued an apology after his leaked Sony emails reveal some very upsetting quotes about President Obama and his presumed favorite movies, which are racially charged.

The emails between Sony Pictures chair Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin refer to a meeting Amy was about to have with the President.

“Would he like to finance some movies.” Amy said, “I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?” To which Scott replied, “12 YEARS.” Amy responded with, “Or the butler. Or think like a man? [sic],” which Scott replied “Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart.”

Scott‘s statement in response to the leak reads, “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. 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. To anybody I’ve offended, I’m profoundly and deeply sorry, and I regret and apologize for any injury they might have caused.” (via Deadline)