Amy Pascal's job could be in jeopardy after the Obama emails.
Amy Pascal's job could potentially be on the line after the latest emails in the disastrous Sony hack revealed a strange conversation in which Pascal and producer Scott Rudin appeared to mock President Obama's race. It is worth noting that Pascal is a serious Democratic Party donor.
Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin joked about Obama watching the slave movie 12 Years a Slave
In one passage, Pascal asked Rudin what she should ask the President at a Democratic party fundraiser organised by DreamWorks Jeffrey Katzenberg. "Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?" asked Pascal, referring to the Quentin Tarantino movie Django Unchained, about a freed slave. The producer responded: "12 YEARS", with Pascal replying: "Or the butler. Or think like a man? [sic]."
"The content of my e-mails to Scott were insensitive and inappropriate but are not an accurate reflection of who I am," Pascal said in a statement of apology. "Although this was a private communication that was stolen, I accept full responsibility for what I wrote and apologize to everyone who was offended."
Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin also joked about The Butler
Pascal's contract with Sony expires in 2015 and it is widely believed that she may be on the verge of announcing that she will not be renegotiating.
The Obama correspondence was just one of a huge string of embarrassments for Sony, which has also included Aaron Sorkin admitting he had no idea who Michael Fassbender was, and Pascal attempting to placate North Korea by having Seth Rogen's The Interview edited to tone down a scene in which Kim Jong-Un's head blew up.
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