Acura Ad's Casting Call for âNot Too Darkâ Black Actors

Scene from Acura Commercial

Soooo, TMZ obtained a casting sheet for the Acura Super Bowl commercial with Jerry Seinfeld requesting that the actor playing the African-American car dealer in the scene be “nice looking, friendly, not too dark.” (Although they did clarify that they’d would accept a “MAJOR COMEDIAN.”)

According to Huffington Post, “someone connected to the ad’s casting told TMZ that the skin tone restriction was to avoid problems with lighting and special effects.”