Monday, November 16, 2009

Universal's UK 'Couples Retreat' Poster Brings Cries of Racism by Removing Black Actors

No idea who decided to spear head this idea but the movie "Couples Retreat" has two very different promotional posters in the US and the UK. The major difference between the two promotional posters if you can't tell already is that black actors Faizon Love and Kali Hawk are missing from the poster that was used in the UK. However, if you take a look at the US poster, all four couples are present. I can only imagine the backlash this move had around the world, but to be fully honest, I'm sure people didn't notice it at first, and would have seen the movie regardless. A Universal spokesman said the poster that was used in the UK was aimed "to simplify the poster to actors who are most [recognizable] in international markets." Clearly Universal made a mistake not using all the characters on their promotional posters overseas and I don't see them making this mistake again in the future but who knows! Take a look at posters and remember to comment! Or just go to Yahoo! to view the original article!

U.S. Version:


U.K. Version:



I actually watched the movie last weekend and thought it was pretty funny, here is a small clip for everyone to enjoy!



3 comments:

  1. Taking a closer look at the two posters, good thing they changed the background at least!! Otherwise they would have been in serious trouble!

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