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16 November 2009 @ 01:20 pm
"Couples Retreat" Poster in UK Removes Black Couple  
What already looks like a stupid movie just got worse. There was a version of the movie poster that removed the one black couple from the shot. The studio claims that it was just to limit the poster to actors/actresses that are more internationally known, but that seems a little fishy to Intern. Intern has no idea who Malin Akerman or Jean Reno are, but they were included on the UK poster. Obviously the UK has a different culture than the US, but this bad marketing decision is doing the UK a disservice by making it seem like they can't handle a black couple in a romantic comedy.
 
 
 
Weenamediashowweena on November 20th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
This is weirder than that Polish Microsoft ad
There is definitely a sizeable black population in the UK, so I don't know wtf this is all about.

It's strange, too, because UK ads are sometimes a lot cooler than American ads. They have some very funny grown-up puns in them sometimes -- they cash in a lot more on wordplay than on sexy pictures.