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Non-Inbreds Need Not Apply

Non-Inbreds Need Not Apply

From IMDb News:

The casting director for a horror movie being shot in West Virginia has been fired after putting out a call for extras with facial features that would make them look “inbred.” Casting director Donna M. Belajac was dismissed after Gov. Joe Manchin released a statement describing the casting call as “offensive.” He added that he thought that the movie, a horror flick titled Shelter, produced by Nala Films of Los Angeles, “does not sound like a movie worth watching.” Producers Emilio Diez Barroso and Darlene Caamano apologized “for the very insensitive casting call sent out without our knowledge.” The incident also drew the attention of West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, who released a statement saying, “Unfortunately, some in the filmmaking industry have decided that perpetuating stereotypes and insulting generations of West Virginians means cash at the box office.”

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