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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.




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."


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