Sony Hack: Government Amy Pascal Apologizes for ‘Insensitive’ Emails About Obama

Sony Footage Leisure Co-Chairman Amy Pascal apologized on Thursday for "insensitive" jokes she made about President Obama in emails that have been leaked by hackers who just lately attacked the studio’s pc community. The emails have been exchanged between Pascal and producer Scott Rudin. Forward of a breakfast occasion with the president, the pair reportedly joked about the kind of films that Obama may like, mentioning movies with African-American themes or stars. "Ought to I ask him if he appreciated Django?" Pascal wrote, referring to slave revenge story "Django Unchained," based on segments posted by Buzzfeed. She later suggests "The Butler" or "Assume Like a Man," the report stated. In a press release on Thursday, Pascal acknowledged the existence of the emails, however did not affirm particulars. "The content material of my emails to Scott have been insensitive and inappropriate however are usually not an correct reflection of who I’m," Pascal stated in a press release. "Though this was a personal communication that was stolen, I settle for full duty for what I wrote and apologize to everybody who was offended."

Rudin additionally apologized, saying the emails have been "written in haste" and "meant to be in jest." "To anyone I’ve offended, I am profoundly and deeply sorry, and I remorse and apologize for any damage they could have triggered," he stated in a press release. In a single change with Pascal, he reportedly referred to as Angelina Jolie a "minimally gifted spoiled brat."

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First revealed December eleven 2014, 1:fifty nine PM