Over a surreptitiously recorded racist conversation, Donald Sterling lost his basketball team. Over an anti-Semitic drunken rant, superstar Mel Gibson was exiled from Hollywood. The media and Hollywood have already established the necessary precedent for firing Sony co-chair Amy Pascal over racist emails made public by an illegal hack, and now ColorOfChange.org is calling for her head.
THR reports that the call for her resignation is based on her racist emails and what the organization sees as an overall culture at Sony that confirms the “manipulative, exploitative relationship corporations like Sony have with Black folks”.
The petition adds, “Pascal’s behavior is a truly intolerable slap in the face. We demand Amy Pascal be fired from Sony Pictures Entertainment immediately.”
Specifically, the petition refers to a racist email exchange between Pascal and powerhouse producer Scott Rudin where they ridiculed President Obama over his race.
“Would [Obama]e like to finance some movies,” responded Rudin.
“I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?” said Pascal, with Rudin replying “12 YEARS.”
“Or the butler. Or think like a man?” continued Pascal, who is a major donor for the Democratic party and President Obama.
“Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart,” said Rudin.
For absolution, Pascal is meeting with race-grifter Al Sharpton later this month.
After blasting Donald Sterling, Oprah Winfrey defended Amy Pascal earlier this week to CNN. CNN anchor Don Lemon, who is also black, seemed to buy into Oprah’s argument.
Color of Change was co-founded by Van Jones, a CNN contributor.
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