Universal Pictures and the filmmakers behind the NWA biopic has released a statement on the casting noticed posted yesterday that seemingly graded women based on their looks and skin color. Universal Pictures stated that they “did not approve and do not condone the information” posted by Sande Alessi Casting. The studio also added, “We regret and sincerely apologize for being in any way associated with the offensive descriptions it contained.”
The casting agency deleted their post after people complained about it, and in a statement to TMZ, stated that it was an “innocent mistake”.
Of course Universal Pictures threw the casting company under the bus, especially since casting descriptions will normally come directly from the production company. Sande Alessi was probably just following directions.