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.
'Couples Retreat' poster sparks controversy in U.K.
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