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Casting for Acura Ad Requested Light Skinned Blacks Only

Apr 18, 2012 | 3:41 PM    Written By:
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Casting for Acura Ad Requested Light Skinned Blacks Only

The producers of an Acura commercial might find themselves at the center of a racial controversy.

The casting call document for Jerry Seinfeld's Acura Super Bowl Ad describes a role for an "African-American Car Dealer", and specifically states that anyone auditioning for the part must be "nice looking, friendly. Not too dark.  Will work with a MAJOR COMEDIAN."

The document was made public by an actor who was rejected because he was "too dark" for the part.  

Is this just part of working in Hollywood?

Source: hiphopwired.com

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