Seth Rogen apologized a day after a child stand-in actor was forced to wear makeup to make his skin appear darker on the set of a film the comedian is producing. “I should start by saying this shouldn’t have happened, and I’m terribly sorry it did,” Rogen told Indie Wire.
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A young stand-in with dark makeup, a wig, and a fat suit for was seen on the set of Good Boys to make him look like 11-year-old Keith L. Williams, who’ll star in the film, according to TMZ. The crew said they had the child in what appeared to be blackface to help with lightening, but after the images hit the web, Rogen said the practice was unacceptable. “I won’t give excuses for why it happened,” the actor said. “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. ” Rogen added, “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.” Good Boys is an R-rated comedy that follows four boys as they skip school instead in search of fun. It’s slated to hit theaters in 2019.