Have you seen Couples Retreat yet? It’s really a pretty funny movie.
When we watched it, we weren’t aware of the big controversy surrounding the movie poster that was used to promote Couples Retreat in the UK. For whatever reason, the studio decided it was a good idea to alter the original movie poster, seen here:
The black couple was removed from the poster used in the UK. It caused quite a stir and cries of racism in the media. It was all over the Internet – you can check out the article on Yahoo Movies, the Huffington Post and Mail Online if you want to read more about it.
In these articles, you’ll see this quote from the studio:
“The studio said it regretted causing offense and has abandoned plans to use the revised poster in other countries…”
Hmm… that’s interesting because we were just at Montevideo Shopping last week and this is the poster we saw at the movie theater for Couples Retreat:
I don’t think the studio was being exactly forthright with the public about their plans to use the revised poster in other countries…
What do you think about this controversy? Does it affect your interest in seeing Couples Retreat?