As the hacked emails from Sony Pictures continue to saturate the web, so do reactions from the vocal Whoopi Goldberg on ABC’s “The View.”
“Remember yesterday I said that sometimes people just say dumb stuff? Welcome to the return of the really dumb,'” Goldberg said on Tuesday about recent comments from Sony co-chair Amy Pascal revealed in leaked emails.
On Monday, Pascal’s email exchange with Sony Television President Steve Mosko regarding an upcoming television deal surfaced in media reports. In the conversation, Pascal compared movie actors taking roles on TV as being “the new black baby.”
After the email surfaced, an individual close to Sony told TheWrap, “This is ridiculous. Amy was making an ‘Orange Is The New Black’ reference and like anybody else could have, left out the comma in the middle of writing a quick email filled with shorthand and abbreviations.”
The comment comes a week after Pascal publicly apologized for what some called racially insensitive comments in emails with producer Scott Rudin. In the exchange, the two joked if movies such as “Django Unchained” and “12 Years a Slave” were favorites of President Barack Obama, because of their African-American casts.
Also, former GOP strategist and co-host Nicole Wallace chimed in on the conversation surrounding Sony’s desire for media outlets not to report on the leaked information. Wallace noted Julian Assange’s Wikileaks portrayed in “The Fifth Estate” and Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency leaks in her argument.
“It’s my belief that studios like this celebrate people like them,” Wallace said. “But now we’re reading their leaked emails, and they’re furious. It doesn’t make any sense to me.”
Wallace summed up the hacked emails with one sentence: “It’s about famous people, and the bad things they said about celebrities.”