Universal changed “Couples Retreat” marketing for the film’s UK release. The company removed the black actors from both the poster’s photo and the list of stars in the type list.
Faizon Love and Tasha Smith were completely taken off the poster and we can’t help but wonder why. We don’t know how important their roles are in the film, but for them to be featured in the initial poster and then be taken off, is a bit suspect.
Universal said it regretted causing any offense, and it has abandoned plans to use the revised poster in other countries. A Universal spokesman said the revised advertisement was aimed ‘to simplify’ the poster to actors who are the most recognizable in international markets