A trove of recently leaked emails from Sony Pictures reveals a series of embarrassing “racial” messages between liberal Hollywood executives and Democratic donors Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal.
Ahead of a breakfast with President Obama hosted by DreamWorks Animation CEO and major Democratic donor Jeffrey Katzenberg, Pascal asked Rudin, “What should I ask the president at this stupid Jeffrey breakfast?”
Pascal suggested, “Should I ask him if he liked Django?”
Rudin floated another suggestion, “12 years,” (referring to the 2013 film 12 Years a Slave).
“Or The Butler,” Pascal continued. “Or Think Like a Man?”
“I bet he likes Kevin Hart,” Rudin said.
Nearly every film suggested starred or featured black actors.
CNN’s Michaela Pereira said both Democratic donors may need to reach out to the White House to account for the awkward exchanges.
“Might need to spend a little more money now and make a phone call to the White House,” Pereira said.