The Reverend Al Sharpton met with Sony Entertainment co-chairwoman Amy Pascal Thursday after Pascal’s leaked emails revealed that she made fun of President Obama.
Pascal apologized to Sharpton and National Urban League president Marc Morial for an hour and a half.
Pascal’s leaked emails, exposed by hackers working for the North Korean government, highlighted liberal Hollywood’s shrugging disrespect for Obama. Pascal and producer Scott Rudin expressed their reluctance to go to a breakfast with Obama and exchanged jokes about whether Obama liked movies like Django Unchained and black entertainer Kevin Hart.
“The jury is still out on where we go with Amy,” Sharpton said. “We clearly are willing to deal with an immediate formula to see where we deal with breaking down the walls of inflexible, and so far immovable, racial exclusion in Hollywood.”
Morial said that “our interest is in changing Hollywood.”
Sony cancelled the release of the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy film “The Interview,” about fictional characters that try to assassinate Kim Jong Un, after the email hack.