*Sande Alessi Casting caused quite the uproar last week with a very racist casting call for the film, “Straight Outta Compton.”
The company asked for young girls ranked highest from A to D in category. “D girls” were described as “poor” African-American women with “medium to dark skin tone.”
Since, the company apologized for its racially insensitive casting call descriptions for actresses. In a Facebook post, Kristan Berona represented Sande Alessi for the apology.
“I would like to sincerely apologize for recently posting a casting announcement that used offensive language to recruit women for a film our agency is working on,” she wrote. “My intention was not to offend anyone and I’m deeply sorry for not realizing the insensitivity in its content.”
But if any company or entity goes down for the casting call — it’ll be Sande Alessi. Universal Studios released a statement distancing itself from the controversy.
“Universal Pictures and the filmmakers for “Straight Outta Compton” did not approve and do not condone the information in this casting notice,” the statement read. “We regret and sincerely apologize for being in any way associated with the offensive descriptions it contained.”
Nevertheless, production is moving forward. The film about the groundbreaking group, N.W.A., will open on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015.