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Producer Seth Rogen Apologizes for Black Face Incident on the Set of ‘Good Boys’

Producer Seth Rogen Apologizes for Black Face Incident on the Set of ‘Good Boys’

Seth Rogen Apologizes for Black Face

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 Seth Rogen: “This shouldn’t have happened, and I’m terribly sorry it did”

Producers of the upcoming comedy Good Boys got in hot water this week when a story came out that they darkened the skin of one of the child actors. Now one of those producers is speaking out.

And he’s apologizing.  

READ: Producers Behind New Film ‘Good Boys’ Put Child Actor in Blackface

That producer is Seth Rogen and he put a statement on Thursday, August 2nd, apologizing for what happened. Rogen said “This shouldn’t have happened, and I’m terribly sorry it did.”

He also said:

I won’t give excuses for why it happened. I’ll just say that as soon I was made aware of it, I ensured we put an end to it – and I give my word that on any project my team and I are involved in, we will take every precaution to make sure something similar does not take place again. I’m engaging in conversations to make sure I find the best way to do that. It’s on me to be proactive. Reacting isn’t enough.

READ: Atlanta Charter School Faces Backlash For Second Grade Blackface Presentation

The kid who was given black face was a “light-skinned African American kid” who was given the makeup to match the skin tones of one of the stars of the film, 11-year-old actor Keith L Williams.

Good Boys is being directed by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. It is expected to come out 2019.

H/T: Indie Wire

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