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Politics: Tensions escalate between US and Israel (page 37)

But, but, I thought Europe wasn't racist?

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

November 16, 2009

A racially-tinged advertising decision has gone awry for the movie "Couples Retreat."

Marketers of the Vince Vaughn comedy, which stars four couples in a tropical paradise, removed black actors Faizon Love and Kali Hawk from the promotional poster used in the United Kingdom after the U.S. version used all four couples. In response to outrage over the move, a Universal spokesman said the altered poster aimed "to simplify the poster to actors who are most [recognizable] in international markets."

While Love and Hawk aren't generally as well known as the film's other six stars, it's still a questionable motive. As noted in a 2007 New York Times article, American films with black stars typically struggle in the overseas market. According to the article, Will Smith, the undisputed king of the American box office, ranks no better than twelfth when it comes to ticket sales internationally. Simply put, said industry watcher James Ulmer, "The international marketplace is still fairly racist."


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They shouldn't have been removed because this type of reponse was bound to happen. Also, anyone else get the feeling the article is trying to suggest that the rest of the world, other than the USA, is racist?!
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Also, anyone else get the feeling the article is trying to suggest that the rest of the world, other than the USA, is racist?!
that is what tangy wants to achieve with this post.

i don't know about the UK being racist. but what i know for sure is that the USA is definately more racist.
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Also, anyone else get the feeling the article is trying to suggest that the rest of the world, other than the USA, is racist?!
You're right, you do read too much into things.

It's odd how the one black couple would be deemed so offensive to international audiences that they felt the need to remove them from the background. There are no black couples in the UK?

Personally I'd be more offended by Vince Vaughn.

But this movie looks interesting: German journalist Günter Wallraff went undercover to find out what it was like to be black in Germany, "Schwarz auf Weiss" ("Black on White"). The consensus: not a good experience.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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You're right, you do read too much into things.

It's odd how the one black couple would be deemed so offensive to international audiences that they felt the need to remove them from the background. There are no black couples in the UK?

Personally I'd be more offended by Vince Vaughn.
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"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Having seen the reviews for this movie, my guess would have been that they asked to be removed.

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i don't know about the UK being racist. but what i know for sure is that the USA is definately more racist.
How can you say that when everyone knows the US is run by Jews and has a black figurehead?

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How can you say that when everyone knows the US is run by Jews and has a black figurehead?
Jews are an expection. They are Americans best friends.
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Another situation which is blown-out of proportion by the PC brigade aka Tangy being a tool, meh....

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You don't say.
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