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The filmmakers behind an upcoming comedy decided to use makeup to put a black child actor’s stand-in, who is white, in blackface. The film’s production company says it’s common practice. Via TMZ, “Sources connected to the film, “Good Boys” – produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg tell TMZ… 11-year-old Keith L. Williams’ stand-in was on set last week in Vancouver, and wearing dark brown makeup on his face.”
The stand-in was also rocking an afro wig and fitted in a fat suit. Keith was on a break at the time, but sources say the sight of his stand-in was upsetting to at least one person on set. Also sources wh are connected to the production company, Good Universe, says it’s not uncommon for lighting purposes to match actors “skin tones”… and they insist this is not a blackface situation.
Actors and Actresses in the industry say their experience is, rather than using makeup, casting directors typically make a point of hiring stand-ins who match the actors’ complexions. The producers of the film ‘Good Boys’ were aware someone had filed a complaint, and they were in the process of addressing the situation.
Written By Fantasia Harvey