Monday, November 16th, 2009 at 5:33 am
This is truly messed up the makers of a hit Hollywood film are at the center of a race controversy after removing two black actors from a poster being used to promote it in Britain and Europe.
The American ad for Couples Retreat, a comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Kristin Davis, show all eight principal actors – six of whom are white and two black.
But the poster in Britain, where the film is on general release, omits actors Faizon Love and Kali Hawk.
A spokesman for Universal Pictures confirmed the poster had been changed to ‘simplify’ it for the UK and international market outside America. The studio said it regretted causing offense and has abandoned plans to use the revised poster in other countries. I just think simplifying means taking out clutter out of a pic and resizing it not editing out any ethnic people in it. Look at the pics below the first is the American Version and the Latter is the edited overseas version: