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Movie producer Scott Rudin Apologizes to President Obama for Racist Comments and for Calling Angelina Jolie a Brat

December 11, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Movie producer Scott Rudin Apologizes to President Obama for Racist Comments and for Calling  Angelina Jolie a Brat Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal - image courtesy of folowpeople.info

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Every day the hackers responsible for the Sony hacking incident release more information online, in an attempt to further damage the company, which looks to be a “VENDETTA” against the movie studio.

Hollywood film producer Scott Rudin apologized for comments he made in some of the many emails he wrote that have been leaked over the past few days, regarding Angelina Jolie and President Obama, after a hacker released the content online.

‘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,’ said Rudin.

‘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.’

Rudin was having the email conversation with Sony executive Amy Rascal.

Pascal, attended a breakfast of Hollywood hotshots last November with President Obama, she emailed her friend and movie honcho, producer Scott Rudin for suggestions on what she should ask the president.

Pascal wrote Rudin: “What should I ask the president at this stupid Jeffrey breakfast?” Referring to a breakfast event hosted by DreamWorks Animation head and major Democratic donor Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Rudin, who produced No Country for Old Men and Moneyball, answered, “Would he like to finance some movies.” Pascal replied, “I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?” Rudin responded: “12 YEARS.”

Pascal kept guessing which movies Obama enjoyed or maybe ones starring African Americans. “Or the butler. Or think like a man?”

Rudin’s response: “Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart.”

Later on that evening Obama was speaking at a fundraiser at DreamWorks’ studio, Obama didn’t reveal particular preference for the films Rudin and Pascal listed, telling the crowd of Hollywood bigs, “Believe it or not, entertainment is part of our American diplomacy.”

Obama praised Hollywood’s ability to depict the diversity of the United States all over the world: “If they’re watching an old movie — Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,The Mary Tyler Moore Show, or Will and Grace and Modern Family — they’ve had a front-row seat to our march towards progress. Even if their own nations haven’t made that progress yet.”

Both Rudin and Pascal are Democrats, who have donated to President Obama’s reelection campaign.

The apology comes just a day after emails with Pascal, surfaced showing Rudin trashing Angelina Jolie, calling her ‘a minimally talented spoiled brat’ after discussing who would direct Jolie’s upcoming remake of the classic film flop Cleopatra.

Jolie wanted the director David Fincher to direct the film, however Rudin wanted to use him on a Steve Jobs biopic he was developing, which Fincher ended up passing on both.

Rudin previously gave a statement to the New York Times about the hack earlier this week.
‘This is not about salacious emails being batted around by Gawker and Defamer,’ the disgraced producer said on Wednesday.
‘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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