Italian “12 Years A Slave” Posters Deemed Racist
He’s up for all kinds of awards for his role in “12 Years A Slave,” but Chiwetel Ejio has been overshadowed by his supporting actors in new promotional posters in Italy.
“The inappropriate materials have now been withdrawn. [We changed the design to give a] wide representation of what is told in the film itself. We regret any distraction this incident may have caused.”
As a result, BIM has issued new posters that look very similar to those distributed in the USA. “12 Years A Slave” hits Italian theaters in February 2014.