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Sony Producer Says Black Actors Shouldn't Have Lead Roles Because International Audiences Are Racist

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22:  Actor Denzel Washington attends the 'The Equalizer' New York premiere at AMC Lincoln Square The
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Actor Denzel Washington attends the 'The Equalizer' New York premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on September 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

An unnamed producer wrote in an email to Sony chairman Michael Lynton that films with black actors — using Denzel Washington in The Equalizer as an example — don’t perform well because the international audiences are “racist,” according to documents found in the Sony hack.

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