TMZ came across some interesting information about the Accura NSX Big Game ad featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno.
They got hold of the casting call document, and the car maker was very specific/exclusionary about their casting need of an African-American car dealer.
According to the document, the role would be played by a “nice looking, friendly, not too dark” African-American car dealer.
The document was obtained by TMZ from an African-American actor who didn’t fit the profile, and is upset about the discrimination.
When calls were made to ask why dark African-Americans weren’t right for the role, one of the reasons given by a casting employee was because lighting and special effects would get tricky of the role were filled by someone of a darker hue.
Calls to Acura have not been returned.