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Al Sharpton all over Sony executives for racially-charged emails

Al Sharpton isn't happy about Sony executives sending rather crude, racist emails
By: Michael Hatamoto | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Dec 13, 2014 9:14 pm

Civil rights supporter Reverend Al Sharpton plans to meet with Sony Pictures Entertainment executives regarding racially-themed emails focusing on President Obama. SPE co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin shared emails, saying Obama could be a fan of Django Unchained, Ride Along, and additional movies with black actors.

 

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The email exchange was leaked after the Guardians of Peace breached SPE, stealing emails, employee personal information, movies, and terabytes of other data.

 

Not surprisingly, Rudin issued a statement quickly: "To anybody I've offended, I'm profoundly and deeply sorry, and I regret and apologize for any injury they might have caused. 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."

 

Pascal also released a statement regarding the topic: "The content of my emails to Scott were insensitive and inappropriate but are not an accurate reflection of who I am. Although this was a private communication that was stolen, I accept full responsibility for what I wrote and apologize to everyone who was offended."

NEWS SOURCES:Nytimes.com, News.yahoo.com, Cdn.frontpagemag.com

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