“Couples Retreat” movie poster removes black couple in UK

The UK version of a poster promoting the movie ” Couples Retreat” has come under fire for removing the black couple.

The couple, actors Love and Hawk, are present in the US version (albeit all the way in the back..against a dark background)

However in the UK version they are nowhere to be seen…

In response to the public outcry, a spokesman for Universal stated that the poster intended “to simplify the poster to actors who are most [recognizable] in international markets.”

The studio has since issued a statement of apology and regretted any offense it may have caused. [Yahoo]

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~ by mcsavage on November 17, 2009.

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