Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The luxury car company Acura just landed themselves in some HOT mess.
Acura had a Super Bowl commercial that featured Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno trying to convince a potential Acura customer to allow one of them to buy his Acura off him. In the clip, a black man plays the role of the car salesman. The commercial aired and everything was all good until the casting call sheet for the role of the car salesman hit the internet. The casting document calls for a “nice looking, not too dark” African American actor. An actor who didn’t fit the part was pissed all the way off and took a photo of the call sheet. A person who was associated with the casting said the complexion restriction had to do with the lighting and special effects would get too tricky.