*CNN’s Don Lemon hit up Oprah Winfrey on the red carpet premiere of “Selma” in New York and asked her thoughts about the Sony executives whose racist exchange was leaked in the big hacking scandal.
As previously reported, an email exchange between Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin had Pascal wondering what she should ask the president about at a fundraiser. She asked Rudin, “Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?’ before going on to list other African American-themed movies.
For that racially-insensitive comment, Pascal issued a public apology to the White House and had to humble herself in a phone call with the Reverend Al Sharpton.
“She kept saying over and over again that’s not who she is,” Sharpton told the Daily News about his chat with Pascal. “She apologized over and over. But I told her that when I listen to the words, if they were said by somebody of another race about somebody of another race, they would not be tolerated.”
Oprah told Lemon that she wishes people wouldn’t rush to judge private conversations.
“Because if we were to look at your computer and everybody else’s computer… I try to write everything as if it would end up in the New York Times,” said Winfrey. “But there are things that you say in your private conversations with your friends and with your colleagues that you would not want to be broadcast on CNN.”