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Hack Reveals Sony Execs Thought Obama Being Black Is the Funniest Thing Ever

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The Sony Pictures hack turned up an off-color exchange between chair Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin, in which she wonders what she should ask President Obama at a “stupid” breakfast with a democratic fund-raiser. When Rudin asked whether Obama would finance movies, Pascal replied, “I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?” Rudin added, “12 YEARS,” and on it went, suggesting that Obama also likes The Butler, Think Like a Man, Ride-Along, and the actor Kevin Hart. Get it? Because the president is black. Right. 

Sony Hack Reveals Execs’ Embarrassing Obama Joke