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Sony Executive Calls Television the New ‘Black Baby’ in Hacked Emails

It seems the Sony hackers haven’t lost any speed, as another string of emails has been released further showcasing racist comments by Sony’s co-chair, Amy Pascal.

In this email string, Pascal is asking fellow Sony executive Steve Mosko to look at a news release regarding a TV deal. Mosko responded by saying he was upset that he didn’t know about the deal.

“Once again, this will cause major confusion in the television group because he has never talked to me or anyone else in our group and I will have to be on the defensive with my own team and not sure what to say to outside world …” Mosko wrote back to Pascal.

Pascal responded that “everyone with half a brain these days” wants a television role and that because of that television was the new “Black baby,” referencing the fad of celebrities adopting Black children.

These remarks come just a week after the exec apologized for her last string of racist emails regarding the President of the United States.

In those emails obtained by BuzzFeed, producer Scott Rudin wrote to Pascal “Would [Obama] like to finance some movies?”

Pascal responded “I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO,” to which Rudin quickly responded “12 YEARS,” referring to “12 Years a Slave.”

The banter continued with the two referencing more Black films like  “Ride-along” and “Think Like a Man.”

The hacking of Sony’s email accounts began as a ploy to stop the release of the company’s newest film “The Interview,” which is set to premiere on Christmas Day. The movie follows leads Seth Rogen and James Franco as their characters try to take down Kim Jong Un of North Korea. The hackers are believed to be working for the North Korean government.

Though Pascal apologized for her words, it seems that she was apologizing more for being caught than for her offensive comments.

Rudin commented to The New York Times, saying “This is not about salacious emails being batted around by Gawker and Defamer . . . it’s about a criminal act, and the people behind it should be treated as nothing more nor less than criminals.”


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