While Scott Rudin is not bashing Angelina Jolie, he is busy cracking expensive jokes with Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal … and now both of them have apologized after a series of their racially charged email conversation hit the net as part of the ongoing Sony hacking saga.
In the emails, Pascal asks the producer of what she should ask President Obama during a fund-raiser in November 2013.
‘Would he like to finance some movies?’ asks Rudin.
‘I doubt it,’ replies Pascal. ‘Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?’
’12 YEARS [A Slave]’, Rudin chips in.
‘Or The Butler. Or Think Like A Man?’ adds Pascal.
‘Ride-Along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart,’ Rudin suggests.
On Thursday, both of them apologized.
‘The content of my emails to Scott were insensitive and inappropriate but are not an accurate reflection of who I am,’ said Pascal in a statement. ‘Although this was a private communication that was stolen, I accept full responsibility for what I wrote and apologize to everyone who was offended.’
On his own part, Rudin said, ‘Private emails between friends and colleagues written in haste and without much thought or sensitivity, even when the content of them is meant to be in jest, can result in offense where none was intended,” he told the outlet. “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. To anybody I’ve offended, I’m profoundly and deeply sorry, and I regret and apologize for any injury they might have caused.