Shonda Rhimes, Al Sharpton Angry Over Sony Racist Emails

Shonda Rhimes, Al Sharpton Are Not Happy About Racist Sony Emails

“Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes has slammed a controversial email exchange between Sony Pictures Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin as “racist.”

Buzzfeed published a story late Thursday containing private notes in which the two joked that President Barack Obama’s favorite movies would star African Americans such as Kevin Hart or might include “Django Unchained” and “The Butler.”

“Calling Sony comments ‘racially insensitive remarks’ instead of ‘racist’?” Rhimes tweeted. “U can put a cherry on a pile of sh*t but it don’t make it a sundae.”

Rhimes isn’t the only public figure weighing in on the controversy. Reverend Al Sharpton likened the remarks a series of racist comments made by former LA Clippers Donald Sterling in 2013.

“These emails nominate Amy Pascal to be considered by some of us in the same light that we concluded and moved on the ownership of Donald Sterling of the L.A. Clippers,” said Sharpton.

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Source: Variety | Brent Lang

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