Oops! Universal Leaves Black Actors Off of Foreign Poster


When Universal Studios put together an overseas poster for Couples Retreat, the schmaltzy rom-com that reignited the bromace between Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, it decided "to simplify the poster to actors who are most recognizable in international markets.” That meant removing black actors Faizon Love and Kali Hawk, who were on the American version. Bad idea. British media-watchdogs and moviegoers complained and now the studio has decided to discontinue the poster. Not that there isn't an upside to this piece of horrible PR. On a weekend when Couples Retreat made $4 million, we're writing about it! [Daily Mail]