Agency withdraws casting call for CBC show that specified ‘any race except Caucasian’ | Canada | News | National PostA casting call to hire a new CBC host that specifically said white people need not apply has been withdrawn, with the casting agent offering apologies for the mistake.
The original ad for the host of a childrens show, posted on the casting agencys website under a CBC logo and on Craigslist, said: Please only submit [an audition tape] if you match the following criteria: Male between the ages of 23-35 years; Any race except Caucasian....
We were asked to seek a cast of diversity. We mistakenly took that to mean that the production was not seeking Caucasian actors. This was a mistake that was made entirely by the casting company.