The leaked Sony emails are making for increasingly uncomfortable reading.
Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin joked about President Obama's race in a leaked email conversation, riffing on whether Pascal should ask the President if he liked Django Unchaind, 12 Years a Slave or The Butler [all films featuring prominent roles for African Americans] at a fundraising breakfast hosted by DreamWorks Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Has President Obama seeing '12 Years a Slave'?
"Would he like to finance some movies," Rudin suggested after Pascal asked what she should ask the President.
"I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?" Pascal said, with Rudin responding with "12 YEARS". Pascal responded by naming other films starring African-Americans: "Or the butler. Or think like a man? [sic]."
"Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart," quipped Rudin, who's increasingly coming across extremely negatively in the leaked emails.
According to OpenSecrets, Pascal is a major Democratic donor and gave $5,000 to Obama's re-election campaign as well as cutting a $30,800 check to the Democratic National Committee.
Any President Obama seen The Butler?
It seems Kevin Hart is getting a pretty rough deal at Sony. The actor - who stars in the studio's upcoming comedy The Wedding Ringer - was called a "whore" by another Sony exec, Clint Culpepper, in another leaked email on Wednesday. Hart had reportedly demanded more money from the studio.
"I'm not saying he's a whore, but he's a whore," Culpepper wrote to Pascal after Hart had reportedly asked for more money on top of his $3 million payment for tweeting about his new movie.
"If he doesn't do his normal routine," Culpepper added "his film will not open as well and his brand will appear diminished and he will- in fact - be f-ing himself because we have his next 2 immediate films."
The Wedding Ringer, co-starring Kaley Cuoco, follows a shy young groom wjo needs to impress his in-laws, so he turns to a best-man-for-hire to help him out.