Most of you will recall Acura's commercial for the NSX concept from this year's Super Bowl starring Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno, but few will probably remember the car salesperson that appeared in the beginning of the clip.
Celebrity gossip and entertainment news site TMZ not only remembers the salesman but it also got its hands on the casting call document, allegedly from an aggravated African American actor who didn’t get the role.
And why is this unnamed actor angry, we hear you ask? Because, for the role of the African American car dealer, the casting call asked for a "Nice looking, friendly. Not too dark" actor.
That said, we wouldn't be surprised if someone claimed that Acura and/or its advertising agency went too far by specifying that the role be for an African-American car dealer…
TMZ says that Acura did not respond to its calls on the matter but "someone associated with the casting," told the website that one of the reasons for the "not too dark" restriction "was because lighting and special effects would get tricky".
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Acura's Casting Call for the NSX Superbowl Ad Asked for a "Not too Dark" African American - Carscoop