Black actor sues Hollywood studio over removal from Couples Retreat poster
Faizon Love files race discrimination suit against Universal alleging he was cut from poster for 2009 comedy because he was blackCuban-American actor Faizon Love has launched legal action against Hollywood studio Universal, saying he was cut out of the poster for the 2009 comedy Couples Retreat because he was black.In a filing in a Los Angeles court reported by Deadline, Love said that he and his fellow actor Kali Hawk – the only principal black actors in the film – were removed from the international editions of the poster.
Love said that while Universal had “no problem featuring Black actors” in the film, “when it came to publicizing the film to international audiences, Universal Studios chose to segregate the motion picture’s White and Black actors”.
The filing also stated: “Mr Love and his Black costar, Kali Hawk, were expunged completely from the film’s principal international advertisement, while the other ‘couples
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