‘Sharpton-approved Movies’ hashtag brings hilarious suggestions

Al Sharpton

Move over, Steven Spielberg. It’s Al Sharpton to the rescue.

That appears to be Sony’s latest strategy for answering criticisms over leaked emails with racially charged jokes about the president: Let’s invite Sharpton into the Sony family.

Amy Pascal, the Sony executive who jokingly emailed a colleague a list of what she deemed would be Obama’s favorite movies (hint: all with black stars), will allow the civil rights agitator to offer advice on how the studio can make movies in the future.

It didn’t take long for the Twitter-verse to chime in, mocking the decision with the hashtag, #SharptonApprovedMovies. Here’s a sampling:


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