Friday, February 29, 2008

And now the palette cleanser before a weekend of defeating racism

Just read this over at
Casting Director Asks for "Inbred"-Looking Extras, Is Fired
The casting director for a horror movie being shot in West Virginia has been fired after putting out a call for extras with facial features that would make them look "inbred." Casting director Donna M. Belajac was dismissed after Gov. Joe Manchin released a statement describing the casting call as "offensive." He added that he thought that the movie, a horror flick titled Shelter, produced by Nala Films of Los Angeles, "does not sound like a movie worth watching." Producers Emilio Diez Barroso and Darlene Caamano apologized "for the very insensitive casting call sent out without our knowledge." The incident also drew the attention of West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, who released a statement saying, "Unfortunately, some in the filmmaking industry have decided that perpetuating stereotypes and insulting generations of West Virginians means cash at the box office."

Sweeeeeeeeeeet! So what does the casting notice read now?...

Looking for REEEEEEEEEEEALLY ugly people... not normal ugly... but extra special ugly... like, "Whoah, my mom is attractive!" ugly.

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