Universal Studios is facing criticism abroad for removing two black actors from the overseas version of the poster for Couples Retreat, reports Britain’s Daily Mail. Stars Faizon Love and Kali Hawk—who appear on the U.S. poster alongside Vince Vaughn, Kristin Davis, Jason Bateman and three other white actors—were left out of the international version “‘to simplify the poster to actors who are most recognisable in international markets,” according to a Universal spokesperson. Responding to criticism from journalists and moviegoers, the studio has agreed to discontinue the controversial poster.
Posted November 15 2009 — 1:41 PM EST
- DNC staffers get engaged on convention stage
- Britney Spears 'explored some new things' on upcoming album
- 'Hamilton' star lands title role in 'Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'
- Rory Feek to remember late wife, Joey, in new memoir
- Matt Damon recaps 'Jason Bourne' franchise in 90 seconds
- Steve Aoki's 'I'll Sleep When I'm Dead' Netflix gets trailer
- 'MADtv': original stars tease return of classic Clinton impressions reboot
- Comic-Con 2016: Celebs at the Biggest Day 4 Panels
- 'Friends': See the Cast's Evolution Over 10 Years
- This Is What the First Lollapalooza Looked Like
- Comic-Con 2016: See Scenes From Marvel's Showcase
- Comic-Con 2016: See Portraits of Marvel Studios Stars
- Comic-Con 2016: Celebs at the Biggest Day 3 Panels